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EN125 upgrading works on track

The government has ordered the compulsory purchase of all necessary land for the construction of the Lagos bypass, part of the upgrading plan for the of EN125 road (see the Algarve Resident August 6 edition).

According to the Secretary of State for Public Works, Paulo Campos, the consortium responsible for the Algarve Litoral project is now authorised to take administrative ownership of parcels of land in order to facilitate the prompt start of the work.

The bypass will link the Modelo supermarket roundabout to Sítio das Quatro Estradas in Lagos.

For the time being, two lanes will be built, but, in the future, if traffic volumes warrant it, the road may be deployed into a dual carriage way.

Meanwhile, another bypass that will link the northern part of Loulé municipality is currently under public consultation until today (Friday), with construction due to begin in the first half of 2011.