Guía de Isora Mayor Pedro Martín in Playa San Juan’s Avda El Emigrante. Photo: Guia de Isora Ayuntamiento.
Works are about to start this week on a complete modernization and renovation of Avenida El Emigrante, the main road around the coast in Playa San Juan. Guía de Isora mayor Pedro Martín has been outlining the details of the project and explaining to shopkeepers and residents of the street that the works will take around eight months and have a budget of just under €4m.
The works will be carried in two phases, firstly the area between the pier and C/. El Hierro roughly at the halfway point, and then between there and the plaza Las Salinas. By the end, the view out to sea will be opened up with the removal of the current wall, a design intended to make the road more accessible and pleasant for pedestrians with wider pavements, shaded areas and terraces, as well as a bike lane.
Mayor Martín said that the area has aged badly and it is high time it was renovated to provide better spaces for local residents as well as improved opportunities for shopkeepers in an improved area with direct access to the sea that will attract more visitors and potential customers for local businesses.