Las Palmas De Gran Canaria (EFE) 2 million euros more -7.4 million instead of 6.2- for technical modifications, will culminate in May and will recover the Castillo beach.
During a visit to the works, which began in July 2022, the Minister of Public Works of the Canary Islands Government, Sebastián Franquis, has highlighted that the promenade has been managed to be recovered, with more capacity and breadth, and the part of the beach that is now unused by construction tools and machinery, since the commitment with the neighbors was to leave it as it was and that it can be enjoyed again as before.
“With this work we have finished with a serious problem in just eight months. The maritime avenue once again recovers the security it had before”, pointed out Franquis, who also pointed out that a work that generated some disagreement or “coordination difficulties” between the island’s Cabildo and the city council of its capital has been resolved. , which will be in charge of continuing it and fine-tuning the walk.
Franquis has highlighted that the storms of recent months have not affected the work and has indicated that the development of the works, “beyond using a lane at night for a few days”, has not caused any difficulty for traffic the GC-1, “very important for the mobility of the city”.
Once the breakwater is finished, it will have a front of more than 500 meters, as explained by the director of the work, José Luis Pérez, who expects the new infrastructure to “last 75 or 100 years.”
He added that “rather than restoring the original breakwater”, the solution has been to build a dam with a shoulder protected with several layers of blocks of between four and seven tons, depending on the area, compared to those that were previously, barely one ton. .
The greatest difficulty, he said, has been to make the work compatible with the extension of the avenue to 7.5 meters, as requested by the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council. EFE