It’s the news that drivers in and around Lagos have wanted to hear for years – the bypass of the EN125 road that will see excessive traffic being channeled out of the town finally opened today (Wednesday, July 1).
The announcement came from Portugal’s infrastructure body Infraestruturas de Portugal.
Costing around €3.4 million, the road links the new roundabout near Praia da Luz to the Fonte Coberta roundabout in Lagos.
A few days earlier, Lagos mayoress Joaquina Matos had told local news portal Sulinformação that the opening of the road was “very important” as it was needed to avoid excessive traffic in the town.
If all goes according to plan, the repaving work on the Lagos-Vila do Bispo should also be completed by the end of July.
Despite the good news, the roadworks are already behind schedule as in March concession Rotas do Algarve Litoral had informed that the Lagos link road was going to be completed “at the latest by April”.
Faro stretch could also “open soon”
Meantime, Infraestruturas de Portugal has also confirmed that the Faro bypass of the EN125 road would be opening soon but a date has not yet been revealed.
The roadworks are “moving along nicely and are nearly completed”, said the entity.
Still, the Faro bypass is expected to open before the Troto/São Lourenço link road in Almancil, which should be up and running by this autumn.
The entity also added that it will only start working on improvements to the Olhão-Lagos stretch after the summer, “so that the roadworks do not affect the flow of traffic during the busy tourism season”.