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Traffic tunnels to get new security barriers 

PAGE 15 Traffic tunnels to get  new security barriers

All the traffic tunnels in the capital of Gran Canaria will have security barriers which can be lowered in the event of an emergency in 2018.

The Cabildo has confirmed the measures following the installation of devices on two of the main tunnels on the main GC-1 motorway.

These are at the entrances to the Adolfo Cañas and Piedra Santa tunnels in the GC-1 southerly direction and will be lowered only in emergency, accident or retention situations to create a safety zone.

“This is a security measure that will prevent the agglo-meration of vehicles inside the tunnels and will prevent po-llution from affecting users,” said councillor for public works Ángel Víctor Torres.

“In addition, they will prevent retentions from occur-ring inside the tunnel and will allow free and agile passage of emergency services.”

The measure was carried out as part of improvements to the metropolitan area with an investment of 120,000 euros, 30,000 for each of the four units that have been installed, two in each tunnel.

The barriers are state-of-the-art and include security cameras.

In 2018, the Ministry of Public Works and Infrastruc-ture will install them pro-gressively in all the tunnels of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, including that of Julio Luengo.