Clogged-up Los Cristianos could be solved by underground port road
Traffic congestion in Los Cristianos caused by traffic heading to and from the busy port could be solved by burying avenida Chayofita underground, the local council is suggesting.
Officials have been dis-cussing the major problem which has been getting worse over the years and frequently sees that area of the town at a complete standstill.
The Mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena recently met with the new president of the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Carlos González to raise mobility problems in the town derived from the transit of vehicles to and from the dock. He put forward solutions devised by the council, such as Chayofita Avenue going un-derground, so that the traffic goes directly to the highway, and the construction of a transport interchange, proposals that have already been transferred to the Cabildo de Tenerife.
Sr. Mena was accompanied by the councillors for contracting, modernisation, works, transparency and citizen participation, Leopoldo Díaz Oda; transport and mobility, Francisco Marichal, and public services, José Luis Gómez.
The Mayor stressed the port in Los Cristianos is one of the most important in Spain in passenger traffic but the traffic is having a major impact on the town. The council feels an underground Chayofita Avenue would produce posi-tive results without impacting on people’s mobility.
On the other hand, a transport interchange would be built on the avenue itself, generating a large boulevard and giving different traffic options to the population.
José Julián Mena explained that “we are aware that mobility problems in Los Cristianos require an integral action, which goes through both a transport interchange and the underground of Chayofita Avenue, avoiding temporary patches that do not give a solution to the port situation, at least until the future port of Fonsalía is built.”