The seemingly never-ending road works in the business hot spot of Almancil have been put on hold yet again until the end of the summer.
The works started in May 2009, with a total investment of €1.6 million, and were supposed to be completed in seven months.
Now, with the increase in traffic over the summer season, Loulé Câmara has decided that the works will be suspended from today (Friday) and resumed in September, the same situation as last year.
Loulé Câmara vice president José Graça told the Algarve Resident: “The works have stopped due to the tourism activity in the area at this time of the year.
“There will be no road works now as it would cause major traffic constraints. Until September, the road works will be stopped to avoid further inconvenience to tourists and businesses alike. However, work on the calçada pavements will continue.”
José Graça said the reason for the delay in completing the works is due to financial difficulties faced by Loulé Câmara: “We expect to finish the works by the end of the year but cannot yet announce an exact date. We are doing everything we can to complete this project as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, another set of road works between Almancil and Quinta do Lago, which has severely affected traffic for months, is back on track and will be completed in the near future, says José Graça.
Access to one of the main tourist areas of the region is already open to traffic.
“The works to be finished in this area are a cycle path and pavements, which will continue without affecting traffic,” he said.
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