Roadworks on the Roque Road

The big mean asphalt machine lays a strip 6 metres wide.
The big mean asphalt machine lays a strip 6 metres wide.

 

The road from Santa Cruz to the Roque (LP-4)is closed for repairs at the top between km 32 the Los Andennes viewpoint (the spectacular one that  looks out over the Caldera) and km 35, the Observatory turnoff. They’ve been working on the drainage ditches at the side of the road for some time, but now that they’re putting down a new layer of asphalt, the road is completely closed from 8:15 am to 7:30 pm this Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th of November.

 

The road down to Garafía isn’t affected. From Los Cancajos or Santa Cruz, it takes at least one hour and forty minutes to get to the observatory.

Relaying the road surface, seen from near the INT
Relaying the road surface, seen from near the INT

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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