The Insular Council of Infrastructures of La Palma proceeded yesterday, from 08.00 hours, to the reopening of the La Grama road in two-way traffic, once the first phase of recycling of the road has been officially concluded, for which it was necessary to provisionally close the descending lane of the LP-3 on April 28, better known as as the La Cumbre highway, from the access bridge to the commercial area of La Grama to the IFA roundabout.
This was confirmed by the vice president of the Cabildo and head of the Area, Borja Perdomo, who urged road users to respect the signs and exercise the utmost caution when passing through this route, which is still under construction. In this sense, he indicated that in the section of the highway where there are four lanes, only two will remain operational, one in each direction of traffic, to facilitate the work that is being carried out.
The socialist politician also pointed out that the pavement that the La Grama highway currently has is not the definitive one, given that an additional layer still needs to be laid, which will constitute the last phase of this work, which the councilor considers “very necessary due to the significant deterioration suffered, in this section, by the main communication route” of the island communications network.
On the other hand, the palmero vice-president specified that at this time the work to improve the slope, access to the roundabout, among other interventions on the road, which are compatible with maintaining the two-way road, will begin. And he stressed that the pre-existing asphalt has been recycled for resurfacing. An action that is being carried out for the first time on the Island. “It is important that we have better communications and that they are also more sustainable, with actions like these in which it is estimated that around 2,300 cubic meters of material have been recycled,” he added. .
This action, which is part of the ordinary plans of the institution, with the nuance of the nature of the materials used, joins the reconstruction actions that the Cabildo, hand in hand with the Canarian Government and the State, is launching in the Aridane Valley. Some works that are not only limited to the Coastal highway, coordinated by the regional Executive. It is also about recovering roads that were destroyed or obstructed by the passage of lava flows from the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
The tasks, therefore, launched by the department headed by Borja Perdomo, go beyond what a legislature usually requires. They represent a key piece in the return to normality in the area hit by the catastrophe.