SOME much-needed road resurfacing is finally underway in the south of Tenerife, with more than 400,000 euros being spent on three sections of the TF-1 motorway.
Work began on Monday and this has been planned for a while. One section is between Porís de Abona and Punta Prieta, heading north towards Santa Cruz, which takes up the bulk of the funds.
Work also began this week on improving the stretches around Los Cristianos, and Cabildo Roads Minister José Luis Delgado said: “This point has one the highest density of vehicles on the Island. “It exits to Los Cristianos and supports a daily average of 40,000 vehicles, which highlights the need for the resurfacing and renovation of the surrounding areas.”
The Councillor, who said that this section was last upgraded 10 years ago, added: “So you can see how important it is to get this redeveloped.”
Delgado said this investment was an addition to the usual road maintenance contracts, which involve the expenditure of 300,000 euros a month on Tenerife’s roads.
“With respect to previous tenders for routine maintenance, we found that the greater use means we have to invest more, and this leads to better results,” he pointed out.
The Roads Minister said the 80 improvements foreseen and planned by his department adds up to nearly 50km of work going on – and an extra investment of 4.7m euros.
He acknowledged that there are still sections of TF1 in the south which require improvements, for which he is trying to get around one million euros.
“We need to continue this investment, and I am trying to get that plan in place to finish the rest of this mandate,” he said.
Incidentally, the part of the TF-1 from Los Cristianos, which links up with the section up to Santa Cruz, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.