Tendering for the third lane of the TF-5 in 2024 prioritized by the Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo of Tenerife

Giving importance this year to the tender process for expanding the platform of the TF-5 northern motorway between Guamasa and the northern airport towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife, amounting to 55 million euros, is the focus of the Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo of Tenerife, awaiting the environmental impact assessment.

Minister of Public Works, Housing, and Mobility, Pablo Rodríguez, along with the President of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Rosa Dávila, discussed ongoing projects during a meeting with their teams, which include prioritizing this particular work.

Praising the effective coordination between the two authorities, Pablo Rodríguez highlighted plans to focus on the section of the northern highway between Guamasa and the airport in the direction of Santa Cruz de Tenerife this year, pending the environmental impact assessment from the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Energy.

Once the report from Public Works is released, the project will proceed to the tender stage as it is deemed a top priority in addressing congestion issues along the TF-5 highway in a highly impacted area.

Highlighting the challenges of this section, Counselor Pablo Rodríguez mentioned that while complexities in terms of expropriations are not significant, other factors such as a bridge and impacts on the northern airport need to be addressed, necessitating an agreement with Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA).

Plans for an additional lane in both directions on the TF-1 between San Isidro and Oroteanda, connecting to the Las Chafiras link, have also been discussed. This expansion is set to be completed this year, as per Pablo Rodríguez.

Having obtained the environmental impact declaration for the section between San Isidro and Oroteanda, the Ministry is progressing towards supervising the final project and initiating the tender process.

Cabildo President, Rosa Dávila, acknowledged the significant investment in road infrastructure on the island, with projects exceeding 400 million euros already awarded. Notably, the most substantial project in terms of funding is the closure of the island ring through the Erjos tunnel, valued at 250 million euros.

Additionally, works and projects between Fañabé and Playa de las Américas have been awarded contracts worth over 100 million euros.

Dávila remarked, “Ongoing projects like the Erjos tunnel are currently among the most significant for the Government of the Canary Islands due to their scale and complexity.”

Referring to the La Laguna bypass, Counselor Pablo Rodríguez mentioned that the Executive is yet to receive the project from the contractor. Once received, it will require a favorable assessment before discussions can commence regarding the aforementioned road.

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