20th Apr 2023 @ 8:35 am

The contract to draw up a plan for the new motorway that will connect the airport to the hospital has been awarded for a cost of €1.1 million.

The  joint business venture Grusamar-GIPIC-HSIA were awarded the contract yesterday. The new motorway will, according to the Canarian Government “ solve problems of connectivity and capacity on the route of the LZ-2 that connects the Arrecife ring road with the LZ-40 and access to the airport.”

65,000 vehicles per day use the main road , making it  “the busiest in Lanzarote”. The Canarian Government claims this pressure is causing deficiencies. The new road will also reduce pressure on the roundabout that currently serves the hospital and the residential and commercial areas of Argana Alta, where back-ups and delays  often occur. 

The project will also allow the current main road that splits playa Honda to be turned into “ a traffic-calmed boulevard with cycle paths and wide promenade areas with spaces for outdoor sports and leisure”.

The project has been strongly criticised by environmentalists who  claim that the new road will use more land, and that simply shifting the road behind the Playa Honda industrial area is not solving the problem. 

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