A new highway between Vía de Ronda and Guamasa –known as the Northern Highway variant (TF-5)–, a tunnel that crosses Mesa Mota to connect La Laguna and Tegueste, the burying the highway itself as it passes through the municipality and a new tram line to Los Rodeos airport that runs along the boulevard that will be created when the TF-5 is underground. Luis Yeray Gutiérrez (PSOE), mayor of The lagoonbet on these four great performances to clear the Northern Highway and put an end to an entrenched problem.
Luis Yeray Gutiérrez opted this Monday for these four solutions after a meeting with the president of the construction association from the province of Tenerife, Óscar Izquierdo, and with businessmen in the sector to analyze the mobility situation on the Island. “We must decisively promote the works that we have been demanding for so long,” the mayor stressed to cite the four actions mentioned.
Of these projects, the builders they highlighted the burial of the TF-5 between Los Rodeos and the University as «the most exciting solution and hopeful for the future of Tenerife. “If it becomes a reality, it would not only alleviate traffic, but it would unify the city of La Laguna from an urban, social, economic and territorial point of view,” said Óscar Izquierdo.
He lagoon mayor He also spoke about the tests carried out by the Cabildo of Tenerife to check whether the closure of the Guamasa access on the TF-5 are another solution to the traffic jams. The insular Corporation has assured that the closure of this access Reduces queue waits on the TF-5 by up to 50 minutes if you start from Icod de los Vinosbut also admits that it is necessary solve the traffic jams that this measure causes in the secondary roads around this point, which connect the lagoon towns in the midlands and the coast with the TF-5.
As for this Guamasa caseLuis Yeray Gutiérrez celebrated the clarification from the Highway Councilor of the Cabildo, Dámaso Areaga, published this Monday by EL DÍA. Arteaga specified that this access will not be closed until a solution is found to the traffic jam it causes on alternative routes.. And it is that he mayor lagunero has clarified that does not consider a solution the closure of the link if, as the City Council technicians have verified, transfers retentions to roads used by residents from Punta del Hidalgo to Valle de Guerra.
According to reports from the Lagunero Consistory, the closure of the Guamasa access no other measures causes the travel of a vehicle from Bajamar to Guamasa to take more than half an hourWhat it causes damages to the thousands of lagoon residents who live on the coast and the midlands of the municipality.
The builders highlighted the burying of the TF-5 between Los Rodeos and the University as “the most exciting solution”
The mayor welcomes the announcement that the Guamasa link will not be closed without first resolving the traffic jams on the secondary roads
During the meeting held this Monday at the City Hall headquarters, the president of the provincial construction association He remarked that “alternatives are on the table“But what is missing is the political will of the public administrations that have jurisdiction in these large projects, which would benefit everyone and not just a few.” Oscar Left clarified the importance of completely closing the Island Ringbut warned that “if the TF-5 variant is not carried out in La Laguna, nor is the burial carried out, nor is the outer road carried out, the Ring will never be completely closed and we will be left with an incomprehensible circulatory horseshoe on our Island.” ».
These are the four solutions proposed by the mayor of La Laguna and supported by Tenerife construction businessmen:
The TF-5 variant. The so-called variant, split, bypass or in more technical terms La Laguna ring road consists of a highway that borders the Tenerife North airport from Guamasa to Lora and Tamayo. This road that the Lagunero mayor defends is planned to extend from Guamasa to the Vía de Ronda, bordering the Los Rodeos airport on the side of the La Esperanza highway. It will cost more than 350 million euros. This variant will take at least a year to go out to tender. The Minister of Public Works and Mobility of the Government of the Canary Islands, Pablo Rodríguez (CC), clarified in October that there are environmental obstacles.
Mesa Mota-Gorgolana Tunnel. It is a tunnel that will cross Mesa Mota and join the municipalities of La Laguna and Tegueste. It will mark the completion of the Vía de Ronda and will have a cost of around 80 million euros. “It is the most important action for the Northeast Region in terms of roads in the last 30 years,” said Luis Yeray Gutiérrez. The Department of Public Works approved the project to build this tunnel last April. This technical approval is the step before the project is submitted to public information and all the necessary environmental reports are required to tender the works.
The burying of a section of the TF-5 and the tram to Los Rodeos. Both actions go hand in hand and are still a proposal that has not been developed. This is a new tram line to the Tenerife North-City of La Laguna airport along the future rambla that would be created once the Northern highway (TF-5) is buried, with garden areas and spaces for public use in the surroundings, without expropriations and without the need to box this means of transportation through streets where it barely fits. Broadly speaking, that is the commitment of the Cabildo of Tenerife and the Lagunero City Council to take the tram from the area of the La Laguna Interchange to the airport.
The new tram line would circulate along a landscaped promenade on an underground section of the highway
What would the appearance of the area in which the project would be developed be like, from the University to Guamasa? “What we see is a great boulevard», indicated the mayor of La Laguna. «This allows what we have defended for a long time: that this great scar that the city has ends. It would mean the implementation of green areas and spaces that we do not have right now would be gained,” stressed Luis Yeray Gutiérrez.