Updated 1 April: Armeñime roundabout is a step closer, says councillor Carmen Rosa González Cabrera following the official act this week that saw the land where the infrastructure is to be built signed over to the council. The land owner and the Cabildo Director of Roads and Lands, Ofelia Manjón was also present at the signing. “We are meeting a long-standing requirement, not just of the residents of Armeñime but of everyone who uses this road that is congested daily” said the councillor, adding that the work will be put out to tender as soon as possible.
The TF-47 is one of the busiest roads on the island, carrying about 21 thousand cars daily, at least 13,500 of which are making longer journeys, from San Juan or Alcalá to Guía de Isora or Santiago del Teide. And it is at the point where the traffic passes Armeñime that tail backs are a common feature given the intersection and entrance/exit to the village. In recent years there have also been a growing number of accidents involving pedestrians and those trying to access the road to El Puertito.
The council says that the fact that this is a direct route and link between Adeje and Los Gigantes and other tourist destinations adds to its importance, and with future projects for El Puertito and the port of Fonsalía, it will be even more vital in the future. The work, once it begins, is scheduled to take between 8 – 12 months.
Original post 7 January: The Adeje area will have two new roundabouts over the coming year, both of which will ease the flow of traffic in spots notorious for accidents and delays. After a recent meeting, Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and Cabildo roads director Ofelia Manjón confirmed that the first will be on the main TF47 through Armeñime and the second on the TF82 in Los Menores. The projects can be undertaken now that all the necessary land appropriations have been completed, and because the TF1 motorway extension is now in place to carry the main flow of traffic away from these two roads which carry a far greater level of traffic than planned for with the original infrastructure. The funds are already in place for the new works, which will be put out to tender within the next few weeks.