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New look for access route into Valle Gran Rey 

The Cabildo de La Gomera has put out to tender a project for improvement and adaptation of the GM-1 in the access to the municipality of Valle Gran Rey, between the Acardece area and the El Mago roundabout, including access to La Playa in the CV -8.

The work has a total investment of 4,414,744.40 euros.

President of the Cabildo, Casimiro Curbelo, said it would solve problems of security, adequacy of the pavement and other improvements that will facilitate the transit of vehicles and pedestrians through one of the strategic routes of the island.

In this regard, he recalled that the works include the rehabilitation and restoration of the pavement, as well as the replacement of the signage, in addition to the construction of walls and gutters in several sections, as well as the sanitation of those that already exist.

“This is a project that also includes the adaptation of the areas surrounding the Mirador de Las Retamas in Arure, where a parking space and access to infrastructure will be created, as well as the adaptation of the access to the Arure Tunnel, ” he added.

In terms of safety, road councillor, Aníbal González said that the replacement of the barriers that run along the side of the GM-1 to the Casa de La Seda is planned, in addition to the execution of the works to reform the bus stop near the CEIP El Retamal, where a sidewalk of 1.5 metres will be created and railings will be installed to minimise the security problems in this area.

“The elimination of architectural barriers along the road to allow the crossing of people with mobility difficulties or who use wheelchairs is another of the measures contemplated by this project,” said the councillor who announced the creation of car parks. for people with reduced mobility at various points of the route.