Resurfacing of the TF-1 Motorway is Imminent.

The Cabildo de Tenerife has paved the way for the TF-1 to be resurfaced, with the approval of plans which will see the motorway resurfaced at night.

The Autopista Sur, South Motorway in English, has suffered over the years from heavy usage, with an average capacity (pre-pandemic) of 100,000 vehicles a day between Los Cristianos and Guaza, and 70,000 between Las Chafiras and Fañabe. This has led to the deterioration of the road surface with many potholes appearing. 

A serious accident was registered today at noon, after a lorry containing bottled water lost control and overturned in Arafo, with two more vehicles involved in the incident.

Fepeco, a consulting agency and employer of the construction company, has said that the current condition of the road makes driving on it a "risk activity" especially at high speed. These criticisms are echoed by many road users equally. 

Enrique Arriaga, director of roads at the Cabildo reported yesterday that the administrative procedures are being completed to begin the resurfacing of the road and installation of soundtracks (those white strips on the right-hand side of the carriageway which make a sound when you drive on them). The project has a budget of €15,404,569 and has been awarded to the company Sacyr Construcción SAU.

Arriaga also goes on to report that to affect traffic as little as possible the works will be carried out at night from Sunday to Thursday.