Palmas de Gran Canaria beltway. Phase III. Section: Pico Viento-Jinámar.
“Gran Canaria’s most ambitious work”
The Palmas de Gran Canaria beltway, the most ambitious work in the island, has succeeded in diverting 40% of the traffic flow from the Avenida Marítima de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The route of the beltway seeks to remove long haul traffic flow from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria but it also must provide a solution to the new traffic congestions that result from urban growth in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
This long-awaited infrastructure has become a reality thanks to the contribution of Azierta which provided control and supervision services. The role of the new infrastructure will not be merely that of a beltway but it will become a corridor that will be essential for the new peripheral areas of Palmas de Gran Canaria.
This is a Freeway section 6.1 km long consisting of two subsections:
- Pico Viento – Jinámar.
- Access to Pedro Hidalgo
The essential features of the section are:
- Design speed: 50 m/h.
- Carriageway: 2 x 7.00 m.
- Outer verge: 2.50 m
- Inner verges: 1.00 m
Median: Variable size, with a minimum of 11.00 m to allow for an extension to a third, central lane.
A total of 7 structures have been designed, namely:
- 2 viaductos de voladizos sucesivos en los P.K. 10+700 y
- 2 viaductos de losa continua en los P.K. 14+400 y 14+700.
- 1 paso superior también de losa continua en el P.K. 10+537.
- 2 marcos de 9,00 x 5,50 en los P.K. 10+041 y 11+424
- 2 viaducts where progressive cantilever assembly has been used at kilometer points 10+700 and 13+100.
- 2 continuous slab viaducts at kilometer points 14+400 and 14+700.
- 1 overpass also with continuous slab at kilometer point 10+537.
- 2 frames of 9.00 x 5.50 at kilometer points 10+041 and 11+424
The project also includes 15 walls of varying lengths and heights ranging between 2 and 12 meters.