Faro is investing nearly €800,000 in extensive roadworks to the town’s main access points.
Around €500,000 will go on improvements to the busy Gordinho Moreira road linking the EN125 to the western entrance, near the Forum Algarve shopping centre.
“The tarmac is decades-old, worn-out and needs to be replaced,” mayor Rogério Bacalhau explains.
He adds that the side of the road will also be made safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
A tender for the work, estimated to take four months, has been launched, and the council hopes to have everything done before next summer.
Bacalhau told Correio da Manhã that this will involve “traffic constraints” but the road won’t ever be entirely cut off.
He stressed, the plans are “an important investment” that will “give the town’s main entrance some dignity”.
Meantime, €280,000 will be spent improving the other main entrance to Faro between the hospital and Olhão roundabout.
A tender for this work will be launched soon.