5m-euro facelift for Costa Adeje gets green light

Local 10ADEJE Council plans to spend over five million euros upgrading the Costa Adeje areas of Calles Valencia and Unterhaching and the Avenida Los Pueblos.

The cost will be met jointly by the Council, the Cabildo, the Canaries’ Government and various private investors in the relevant zones.

Gonzalo Delgado Díaz, Councillor for Works and Services, said these streets were set for a major upgrade in the coming months.

The Councillor added: “We are continuing to work to keep the borough in the first division, and the renovation of our public spaces is vitally important, as much for our Adeje residents as those who visit.

“These works are not just about keeping up appearances, but also improving the modernity and adding to the commercial dynamic and fluidity of the area, where tourism is the primary industry.

“We are meeting with residents and businesses in the zones affected, and we ask for the patience and understanding of residents because, once finished, the results will be positive for everyone in the neighbourhood.”

The works will have various timetables because each zone has different needs and levels of renovations required.

Adeje Council asks that business workers and residents take that into consideration, as well as remembering that once complete the value of the zone will increase, which benefits all concerned.

Calle Valencia

The main aim in this area is to reorganise the public spaces and green zones. The pavements and kerbs will be remodelled, as will the park alongside, improving the urban area overall.

Traffic and parking will be along one side, with increased ease for pedestrians along the other. The plan is to redesign the street to allow a better flow of traffic and pedestrians.

Work along this street will cost an estimated 1,140,609.94 euros. The existing kiosks will be integrated into the new design, and new greenery will be installed alongside the existing palm trees.

Lighting will also be improved, and there will also be new street furniture, such as small wastepaper bins, benches, etc.

Calle Unterhaching

Given the location of this street, being the main road connecting to Playa del Duque, the work will increase pedestrian access.

The street is flanked by two commercial centres, the Plaza del Duque and the París. It has a huge residential and hotel population and is a vital tourist point.

Two separate works are planned for here. The first development will be by the meeting point of a number of pedestrian ways, which give the area huge urban potential

The plan proposes a transformation of the enormous parking space at the end of the street into an urban, open pedestrian space.

At the same time, a new access to parking will be built, to include a lift for people with reduced mobility. A number of large pergolas will offer shade. There will be new garden areas and green zones, and a children’s area.

The second part of the works along this zone will see the garage ramps being modified to increase pedestrian space, as well as increasing the pavement between the Plaza del Duque commercial centre to the Playa del Duque beach.

Here, too, new green zones are planned along the pedestrian walkway, where the public can enjoy sea views.

Two-way traffic will continue here, but street parking on the sea side will be eliminated to install a bicycle lane. And, on the other side, there will be space for taxis, commercial offloading, rubbish collection, etc.

Avenida Los Pueblos

Along this avenue, the plan is to unite two areas which were the first to be part of the overall upgrading – the Avenida España and the Avenida Rafael Puig.

The work should satisfy those who are not dependent on cars, as well as local businesses and the local commercial axis. It will also optimise the capacity for vehicles through traffic-calming and redirection measures. The idea is also to promote the improved image of this public space.

The plan will see increased space for pedestrians, who will be able to walk through to the commercial zone, with reduced danger from speeding traffic. Extra green zones and shaded areas for the public are also planned, and increased space for cyclists as well.

Work is scheduled to begin where the Avenida Los Pueblos meets the Avenida Eugenio Domínguez (at the end of the calle Rafael Puig) and the Avenida España.

Pavement improvement, better green zones, shading, a bicycle lane along the sea side of the road, and new street drainage will be incorporated.

Lighting and telecommunication installations will also be installed, in keeping with the design along the Avenidas Eugenio Domínguez España.

The Avenida de Los Pueblos is to be included in the City Gas network, though it will be operated by GASCAN. The existing Transformation Centre will be moved to one side to allow a roundabout at the Avenida Rafael Puig intersection.

New street furniture will include benches, wastepaper bins and bus shelters. The roundabout at the top of Calle Gran Bretaña will be removed and two new roundabouts relocated at either end.

One of the Hotel Iberostar accesses will be removed to benefit pedestrians, and paved overpasses will also be built.


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