After 13 Years at Standstill, the Canarian Government Takes Steps to Unlock the La Laguna Beltway.

The Canarian Government has awarded the drafting layout and construction of a new road to bypass La Laguna and run parallel to the North Airport runway, for 1.6 million euros.

If you have ever driven along the TF-5 going from Santa Cruz to Puerto de la Cruz, you will pass through La Laguna, which always makes one sit on the edge of their seat. With five lanes on either side and tightly packed exits and entrances, it's a chaos, especially if you don't know where you are going. 

This part of the TF-5 has been a bottleneck on the motorway network and severe traffic jams happen in this location. After 13 years of stagnation finally, the government is going to do something about this problem. A new road which will run on the south side of the Northern Airport and parallel to the runway will relieve the TF-5 and carry cars which would normally pass through La Laguna to bypass the city unhindered. 

The works of the La Laguna Beltway will cost 170 million euros. It will be six kilometres, of which 70% will be underground and consist of three lanes in each direction, having a capacity of 80,000 vehicles a day. 

The drafting process will take up to 18 months to complete and if all goes well, work will commence on constructing the road in 2022.