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EN125 redevelopment works are three years behind schedule

Redevelopment works on the Algarve’s EN125 road should be finished by the second half of 2013, three years behind schedule.

However, some of the works planned in the EN125 redevelopment project haven’t yet started, something which is concerning drivers particularly after the announcement that tolls will be charged on the A22 from next Thursday.

The Odiáxere bypass project for the Lagos area is still under public consultation (since Monday) and the Olhão bypass plans should be made available to the public this month.

Work on the Luz de Tavira bypass is due to start at the beginning of 2012.

Currently under redevelopment is the Vila do Bispo-Lagos road stretch while bypasses are now being constructed in the Lagos, Loulé, Faro and Albufeira councils, with conclusion of the works expected for mid 2012.

In a statement, Estradas de Portugal, the national road company, says the redevelopments plans for the EN125 have been drawn with the aim to reduce road fatalities, provide better driving conditions and improve traffic flow.

The investment in the EN125 redevelopment project represents €180 million, says Estradas de Portugal, which guarantees that all works will be concluded by the second half of 2013.

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