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Circunvalacion Work to Start in September

Thursday August 18, 2011

Circunvalacion Work to Start in September

The project to double the circunvalacion or ring road that runs around Arrecife will begin in the first week of September, according to the councillor for Public Works at the Lanzarote Government, Sergio Machin. Having already been subject to considerable delay.

Sr. Machin confirmed that, contrary to the rumours circulating about work would not getting underway until at least the end of the year, the first phase would in fact begin as early as the start of next month.

He also stated that a location had already been chosen to take all the displaced palm trees to, which is one of the first steps required before the land adjacent to the road can be dug up. The trees will find a new home alongside a water deposit in Maneje, the area between Tahiche and the plains of Zonzamas.

One of the factors that has delayed the project so far has been in relation to the expropriation of land on both sides of the current ring-road, but these issues have now been resolved. As a result one of the petrol stations which currently lies alongside the road will now be moved to another location, which will still be adjacent to the new circunvalacion.

An additional reason for the slow start to the works has been due to the improvements currently being carried out by Acciona to the drain system along one section of the road. This vital aspect of improving the infrastructure before the major upheaval of road duplication takes place is now almost completed.

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