Local residents of Arguineguin and Pasito Blanco have complained that it now takes over two hours to travel 10 kilometres along the GC-500, which has to be used by drivers while the GC-1 is closed for resurfacing work.
In normal times, traffic flows smoothly along the GC-1 that connects towns along the south of Gran Canaria for residents and tourists while either the north bound section of the motorway is closed or the south bound section is closed for these road repairs. The only route available for traffic in this area is the GC-500.
Residents say that to attempt to travel from the south of the island at midday is almost impossible, and that the resurfacing work on the local section of the GC-1 that is being carried out is a disservice to all drivers.
However, this image of traffic chaos will be repeated throughout the week, as the GC-1 will continue to close from 09.00 until 19.00 until this section has been fully resurfaced.
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