Tenerife, Spain

BUS-VAO LANE ON THE TF-5 AUTOPISTA DEL NORTE MOTORWAY

Client

Regional Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Regional Government of the Canary Islands

Year

2022

Construction budget

EUR 180 million

Key facts

Construction of a third motorway lane in each direction:

23 km between the exit ramp at junction 11 to Tenerife North Airport and the exit ramp at junction 32 to Puerto de la Cruz.

20 km section between the entrance ramp at junction 32 and junction 14 at Guamasa to continue the existing third lane.

Dedicated bus-HOV lane along 34 km on both carriageways of the TF-5 between Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz.

The alignment of the El Sauzal section, between KP 20 and 22, includes curves that are not appropriate for a high-capacity motorway, requiring the speed to be limited to 80 kilometres per hour.

Services

Detailed design of the widening of the motorway and design of the Bus-HOV lane implementing ITS technology. Study of alternatives for the curve alignment improvements at El Sauzal. Multi-criteria analysis to select and design the optimum alternative alignment design or tunnel solution on approximately 2 km.