Traffic restrictions on the TF-21 and TF-24 to Teide are being lifted
The Tenerife Cabildo has confirmed that restrictions on the transit of bicycles, motorbikes, and buses over 12 metres long on the access roads to Teide National Park are being lifted from tomorrow, Friday 1st December, as the crash barriers and safety features destroyed by the forest fire have now been repaired or replaced, a month earlier than originally anticipated.
These restrictions were imposed on September 18th, after an evaluation of the state of the TF-21 road, from kilometre point 16+000 to 33+000, and the TF-24, from kilometre point 9+000 to 37+500.
Parts of these roads were in very poor condition and deemed unsafe for two-wheeled and very long vehicles, which led to them being prohibited from using them, plus a speed limit of 50 km/h was introduced along the entire route. On top of this, viewing points were also closed between kilometre points 15+000 and 32+000 to prevent traffic stopping.
Dámaso Arteaga, Minister of Highways for the Cabildo, said that due to the progress of the emergency work, the Technical Department of Highways, Mobility and Landscape considers it viable to lift these restrictions from tomorrow. This decision has been coordinated with the Provincial Traffic Headquarters and the Security and Civil Protection Technical Service Department.
The emergency works have included the repair of signage affected by the fire, the renewal of the pavement and road in some sections, and the complete installation of new barriers that were destroyed by the blaze.
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