04/12/2013

PARQUE ROADS - the saga continues!


When the Cabildo improved the TF-655 road from Guaza to Chafiras a few years ago, they levelled out the highs and lows and straightened the bends, but one fifty-metre stretch in Parque de la Reina was left untouched - the houses whose front doors open onto the road would probably collapse if disturbed.

This stretch is a blind hump from both directions with a 40K speed limit that isn't low enough - but drivers ignore that anyway. The only relatively safe place to cross is actually on the brow where your silhouette would be easier to see, but people walk - or run - over on one side to go to Maxcoop supermarket, and on the other side the little old ladies from the little old houses wander across, presumably putting their faith in the Almighty.

Then this week we saw machinery nearby. Was it possible the Cabildo weas about to level it out?
Between downpours, the machine dug out the rough ground at the edge, a metre wide and two metres deep. A man with a stop/go sign stood on the brow of the hill all day, causing even more delays to traffic already diverted away from the collapsed autopista slip road (see earlier posts)

And then at nine o'clock this morning I watched as they began to fill it in again! With picon - small gravel from the volcanic store which comprises Tenerife.


So presumably all they're going to do is cover it with tarmac and go.
Leaving an extra metre for the cars that already zoom over it so fast that their wheels leave the road, and for the cyclists who struggle over it three abreast to spread out even further.

Nice one, Cabildo!

5 comments:

  1. Hmm! Here's us hoping that it'll be done by Christmas! :-) xxx

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  2. I think of a favourite G K Chesterton poem - "Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode, the rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road..." And I wonder who made the roads of Tenerife and Spain.

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  3. Sounds like a sensible local government decision - good to know they happen worldwide :-)

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  4. Ah, but doing a job that doesn't really help anything is probably slightly cheaper than doing one that'd solve the problem.

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