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Work progresses to improve roads to Teide 

PAGE 5 WORK PROGRESS

Tenerife Cabildo is progressing with its work plan launched last year to improve the roads that access the Teide National Park, the most frequented of the entire island.

For this action, the Insular Corporation has an investment that exceeds 17 million euros.

President, Carlos Alonso, explained that the Cabildo is making an “important in-vestment effort on all the roads of the island that involves re-habilitating the asphalt and improving safety conditions.”

In the case of the roads that go up to Teide, the work is continuous because “these routes are the most used, not only by the residents of the island but those who visit us.”

Sr. Alonso recalled that, also and increasingly, many cyclists pass through them. “Some do it to enjoy the landscape and others to do sports. In fact, many elite teams use them for their training”.

The improvement of the three main accesses to the National Park is advancing at a good pace. The rehabilitation of the TF-38 (climb by Chío) has already concluded. Of the TF-24 (ascent by La Esperanza), the Los Loros-El Portillo section has been completed and, in the first weeks of April, the works begin on the section between La Esperanza and Los Loros. In the TF-21 (up La Orotava) several sections have already been improved and, currently, a new one is in execution, worth 5.8 million. Of this same route, the beginning of another section is pending and bidding two more.

The work that the Cabildo will initiate at the beginning of April in the TF-24, if the meteo-rological conditions allow it and after the previous works of taking of data and rethinking of gutters in the section that unites the crossing of Machado, in La Esperanza, with the crossing of Los Loros, in Arafo.