New footbridge in use within next few weeks
Arona council has placed the central structure of the new accessible footbridge of Avenida Chayofita in Los Cristianos.
It is hoped the footbridge can become operational within the next few weeks.
With a surface of just 20 metres on each side with respect to the two footbridges that were on this road, the new pedestrian crossing replaces both structures, which the council felt gave a significant negative visual impact on Los Cristianos, as well as a potential source of insecurity. It also did not comply with the current law on accessibility, constituting an important obstacle for people with mobility problems.
“The importance of this step is that it will allow the crossing of one of the avenues with the highest density of traffic in the municipality, linking the residential area of Los Cris-tianos with an area of great affluence of the public due to the presence of schools and sports centres,” said a council spokesman.
Both the Mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena, and the councillor of the works, José Luis Gómez, were present during the installation works of the walkway, which has a small garden area and is part of the #AronaAvanza programme.