The resurfacing of the TF-1 motorway in the south will begin after Easter
The resurfacing works on the TF-1 motorway in the south of Tenerife, which will put an end to the potholes between Arico and Adeje, will begin after Easter, as confirmed by the Cabildo. The road which has considerable deterioration in both directions with numerous cracks and holes in it, presents a considerable risk to the safety of motorists, and will be repaired in sections at night-time to affect traffic as little as possible.
The Cabildo’s Highways division, headed by Enrique Arriaga, already has the necessary administrative permits for the machines to start operating for the next 14 months, the time period stipulated for the execution of a work that has a budget of 15,404,569 euros, and that has been awarded to the company Sacyr Construcción SAU.
To correct the deficiencies of the current road surface, techniques of brushing or milling, spreading and compacting one or more layers of hot asphalt with bitumen will be used, to culminate with the repainting of the road markings. The materials that will be used, guarantee quality and safety standards, and represent an improvement from an environmental point of view also, by reducing not only the waste generated during the work, but the consumption of natural resources.
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Arriaga has repeatedly stressed the “clearly deficient” state of some points on the motorway, a road which is key to mobility on the Island, which have happened due to the high volume of traffic over a period of time. In his opinion these deficiencies pose a risk to the safety of users, hence the need to immediately undertake the work to correct them.
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