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update road dune

Dunes road
It would appear that the threat to close the dunes road to Corralejo has been removed. Instead a speed limit of 50kph will be imposed soon.
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50km/h sounds about right. I mean, right to convince everyone in hurry to use the new motorway. Talking about, not the biggest fan of the motorway but the view of Corralejo with Lobos in the background is stunning. Heart 

I'm glad they came to their senses and decided to reduce the speed rather than closing the road forever. We love the part between Parque Holandes and the the two Riu hotels.
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Glad to hear they have decided to see sense & not close it. It is one of the big attractions. Granted it should be managed & protected but not necessary to close the road completely to do that.
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It's still under discussion, not decided Confused
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(29-01-2019, 12:04 AM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: It's still under discussion, not decided Confused

Yep, still not decided, was my wishful thinking Angry 

Quote:It must be remembered that the Plenary Session of the Cabildo already agreed in September 2017 to request the Ministry of Public Works of the Canary Islands Government to adopt the necessary measures to avoid closure, applying all the conditions to divert most of the traffic to the highway. possible and other alternative measures. Also, on September 17, 2018, the Plenary of the Corporation reinforced this position, approving by majority a motion regarding the maintenance of the highway. The Cabildo Government Group has repeatedly defended before the Government of the Canary Islands the need for this route to remain open and has always opposed the closure contemplated in the Corralejo-Caldereta highway project. For its part, the Government of the Canary Islands has pledged to keep this path open with restrictions.

The Cabildo of Fuerteventura has sent written letters to the Government of the Canary Islands, both to the Ministry of Public Works and the Deputy Ministry of Environment to inform them of the agreement adopted by the Plenary, on urging the Canary Islands Government to take all measures necessary for the road of the Dunes of Corralejo to remain open, with certain restrictions, once the highway works have been completed.
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From Canarias 7 online and translated using Google translate

The road of the Dunes will remain access to beaches, not transit

The road of the Dunes of Corralejo will not be closed definitively to traffic but will be used as access road to the natural park, while the highway will be left for the general transit of vehicles. In a month, the speed restrictions begin, which will drop from 70 to 50 kilometers per hour
The FV-108, the most controversial road on the island, avoids its definitive closure when it is reserved as an access road to the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo, leaving the new highway for the general transit of vehicles. The Cabildo Insular attests that the Government of the Canary Islands has committed itself that it will not be totally prohibited the circulation by the road known as the Dunes, provided that a documented justification is provided and that traffic restriction measures are implemented, the first of them will be operational within a month: the speed limit will drop from the current 70 kilometers per hour to 50.

The future of the road of the Dunes passes through the technical commission of study, which is formed by the heads of the Tourism, Environment, Territorial Policy and Roads of the Cabildo, under the presidency of Miguel Rodríguez, insular secretary. This working group, which met on December 13 for the first time and yesterday on the second occasion, is responsible for developing alternative proposals for use of the FV-108 from the two studies of vehicle capacity and socio-economic impact of the final closure presented yesterday and the interadministrative reports that are still pending, among which the one from Costas stands out on the coastal dynamics of the natural park.

Rodríguez, president of this commission, stresses that, after studying all these documents and contributions, not one alternative proposal will emerge but several and that they will be made public in about two months because it is a "very complex" issue. Meanwhile, both the president of Mar del Plata, Marcial Morales, and the insular councilor of Public Works and Roads, Edilia Pérez, work with the "guarantee" of the Canarian Government that it will not be closed forever.

Link with Dutch Park

Moreover, Edilia Perez clarifies, the section of the La Caldereta-Corralejo highway will not be operational until, in turn, the semi-link with Parque Holandés is set in motion, "whose project the Executive has already drafted and included in the 2019 budget ».

Also before the technical commission discloses its alternative proposals for the use of the road and that they are put into operation, the Cabildo establishes within one month one of the main restriction measures: the permitted speed limit will be 50 kilometers compared to the current 70 kilometers. The elimination of heavy traffic is another of the measures that are being considered, although for now there is no date of its start-up.

The solution of using the two roads for different purposes, this is the highway for general transit of vehicles and the FV-108 for access and enjoyment of the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo, emanates from the conclusions of one of the studies presented yesterday : the capacity of vehicles made by the company Vectio during the two months that remained this summer closed the way of the Dunes for the filming of the movie Wonder Woman 2.

More for passing vehicles

Before the cut of temporary circulation of the summer, about 2,500 vehicles crossed daily the highway of the Dunes, of which 80% did not stop in the natural park but they used it of access road to other places (Corralejo, Puerto del Rosario or Lanzarote) and always early in the day. It is from 11.00 when the drivers stop at the natural park and stay until 5.00 and 6.00 pm to bathe, practice sports and generally enjoy the beaches. Therefore, the first conclusion of Khalid Bougalim, Vectio, is that the road of the Dunes is used mainly "by passing vehicles" that also enter mainly by the southern section of the road.

Once the road was closed in summer, the new highway gained about 3,500 vehicles per day, of which about 2,000 departed from Corralejo and 750 from the south, "there being no retention either by the La Caldereta roundabout or by the access to Corralejo, which confirms the capacity of this road infrastructure ».
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The Government of Fuerteventura has just ruled out the proposed closure of the sand dunes road near Corralejo. This is the main conclusion of the socio-economic study prepared last August during the closure of this road for a Hollywood film shooting.

The conclusions will serve to propose alternatives to a final closure, but intends to apply a reduction of the current speed limit for vehicles that use this popular stretch of road. This study says complete closure of this road is now ruled out.

Courtesy of News Canary Islands
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(29-01-2019, 10:35 AM)el caballo hambriento Wrote: ...during the two months that remained this summer closed the way of the Dunes for the filming of the movie Wonder Woman 2...

Footage of the Wonder Women 2 base camp in Parque Holandes.

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