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Major road project on La Gomera “to open up Alojera” 

La Gomera Cabildo has approved the project to improve the CV-16, the road that connects the beach of Alojera with the crossing of the Bailadero in Epina (GM-1).

According to the announcement published in the BOP, the project foresees an investment of 4,156,430.26 euros to carry out an integral action that will allow the rehabilitation of the road surface, the installation of new safety barriers and the clearing of land at various points in the route.

Island president, Casimiro Curbelo said the project was presented to residents in a recent visit to the town. He said it would aid the economic activity of Alojera, bringing it a comfortable and safe way of communication for cars and heavier vehicles.

It will allow more tourist buses to visit locations such as the Interpretation Centre of Palma honey. Likewise, he also points out that the improvement in connectivity “will have a positive impact on the tourist activity of the region linked mainly to holiday homes.”

The will provide the entire section with a new surface, plus the installation of new security barriers between Epina and the entrance to Alojera, where the fences will be replaced by metal railings, whose location will be extended throughout the urban section.

In addition, and due to the continuous presence of fog between Epina and the access junction to Taguluche, reflective reflectors will be installed that will increase visibility in this section. To this will be added the renewal of horizontal and vertical signalling throughout the road.

Another of the planned improvements is in the construction of exposed stone walls, as well as drainage work and better guttering.