Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento.
Updated 28 April: Arona Ayuntamiento has inaugurated the new pedestrian overpass on Avda Chayofita at the entrance to Los Cristianos. The new walkway, which replaced the old crenellated pedestrian bridge, was opened officially by mayor Mena and various associations of people with a range of disabilities, alongside local residents and business owners, and councillors.
Updated 26 February: Arona Ayuntamiento says that the new pedestrian overpass on Avda Chayofita at the entrance to Los Cristianos will be put into place overnight tomorrow, 27 February, between 10pm and 6am Wednesday morning. Traffic diversions will be in plae between those times.
Updated 1 February 2018: Arona Ayuntamiento has announced that the old pedestrian bridge over Avenida Chayofita near the roundabout at the entrance to Los Cristianos will be dismantled between 9pm next Wednesday, 7 February, and 6am Thursday, 8 February. Traffic restrictions will be in place, and the council has produced the following graphic. Mayor Mena recently visited the works where the new overpass has been constructed, though there is no confirmation of exactly when it will be installed.
Original post 9 May 2017: The days are numbered for the familiar sight of the rusty-looking pedestrian overpass near the fountain roundabout at the entrance to Los Cristianos. The elevated crenellated walkway across Avenida Chayofita is to be replaced, Arona Ayuntamiento has announced, by a modern, safe and accessible ramp, something the council says has been demanded by locals for years.
The project for the new overpass (below) has been completed, and so the technical and administrative documents can now be drawn up to allow the works to be put out to tender over the next few weeks. Once the contracts are awarded the works, which it is estimated will cost nearly €750,000, should be completed in four months, during which the existing overpass will be demolished.