The first new section of the long awaited La Aldea road will be put into service on this Friday April 7 starting at 11:00, according to an announcement from the Canary Islands’ Government Ministry of Public Works and Transport. The opening ceremony will be attended by the President of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo.
The new section is the first seven kilometers of new road that runs between El Risco and Andén Verde, which will put an end to the isolation suffered by Gran Canaria’s west coast municipality of La Aldea, who have been cut off from their main road to the north of the island since last November when the old coastal road, the GC-200, was finally closed for safety reasons.
The new section that will enter into service has taken an investment of €89 million and will mean a significant time saving for all road users trying to get from the west to the north and the island capital Las Palmas. A journey, via the old GC-200 road, was done in 20 minutes, it can be done through the new road in just 7 minutes.