Improvement works to the Avenida de Los Pueblos, which is part of the Adeje’s Open Commercial Zone, have now begun and could last up to 8 months.
The cost of the project will be in the region of eight hundred thousand euros, financed jointly by the regional government, the Cabildo and the Adeje council.
The main objective will be the redirection of traffic along the avenue, which in turn should improve the image of the zone as well as reducing the danger of black spots,, caused in the past by speeding drivers.
The local council is also suggesting that the different units, shops, etc. along the public thoroughfare, should work to upgrade their façades.
The council would like all the businesses in the zone to be part of the project as they believe with public money being invested for locals’ benefit, some private investment should be forthcoming too.
The changes will include the widening of the pavement on the coastal side of the road, and changes to the pedestrian zone as well as the creation of a large pedestrian/commercial axis, bringing together Avenidas Rafael Puig, Los Pueblos and Calle Ernesto Sarti, joining the commercial spaces in Costa Adeje and Las Américas (Arona).
The design includes expansion of the pedestrian area in front of the CC San Eugenio as well as along the link to Calle Rafael Puig where there are many shops, bars and restaurants.
Coach and taxi set down areas and regular bus stops will also be changed.
There will abe a small taxi-rank (3-4 cars) located in front of the CC San Eugenio with the rest of the taxis waiting in a nearby parking zone.
The plan also allows for the replanting of a lot of the green zones and vegetation to increase shade for pedestrians and at thesame time the drainage and public lighting in the area will also be improved.