Santa Cruz to tackle resurfacing of roads and pavements after “years of neglect”
Santa Cruz is to tackle one of its biggest ever municipal projects after admitting that most of the capital’s road surfaces have not been treated “for years”.
Numerous streets will either be patched up or completely resurfaced, depending on their condition in each case.
It is thought the entire plan will cost four million euros and it will be done in stages, with the first costing 874,000 euros.
Councillor for public services José Ángel Martín highlighted the state of abandonment of some of the streets and the need for urgent intervention. The project will be co-ordinated by the department of community welfare and public services.
The city council’s go-verning board has approved the adjudication of the contracting of works for resurfacing, as well as the bidding of project drafting for the rehabilitation of pave-ments in streets throughout the capital.
Sr. Martín said these actions represent a first step and respond to an urgent demand: “In Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a global resurfacing was not carried out for many years and it was very much needed. In those cases where resurfacing is required, a major work effort must be made but the state of abandonment of some streets in the capital is a major demand and it is a necessity to condition them for residents as soon as possible. ”
The most immediately executed work affects Fernando Arozena Quintero and Anatolio Fuentes García streets, between the Waste-water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the roundabout on the TF-29, which accesses the TF-1. The city council expects that the works for the resurfacing of this area, awarded for 604,000 euros, will be carried out within four months.
The rest of the economic amount, about 270,000 euros, goes to technical assistance in the drafting of projects and construction management for the rehabilitation of dozens of roads distributed by the municipality. Works will be carried out in the neighbour-hoods of María Jiménez and Santa María del Mar, Avenida Príncipes de España in Ofra, the road from San Andrés to Taganana, the Ramblas de Santa Cruz, the Avenida 25 de Julio, the García Sanabria Park, calle de Subida de Cuesta Piedra and la Avenida Buenos Aires at the corner with Avenida La Salle, among others.
“For the new municipal corporation, it is a priority to solve in the medium term the serious problem that Santa Cruz has in relation to the quality of its streets and asphalting,” said a council spokesman.