Following the announcement that a four-kilometre wooden boardwalk is due to be built at Meia Praia in Lagos (click here), the local council has now revealed that it will also be ploughing €2.5 million into the renovation of the main Meia Praia road, totalling 1.3km.
The works are expected to begin in May 2020 and last “a maximum of 300 days”.
As the council explains, the road barely has any side pavements and the few that do exist do not extend for long distances and are hard for pedestrians to walk on.
Thus, the goal is to create a road that is safe for both drivers and pedestrians.
The plan is to build a pavement along the north side of the road with a width that will vary depending on the area, as well as a two-metre wide “green corridor”. The road will have two lanes and will be 6.5-metres wide.
The council also plans to replace and increase street lighting along the road, make more space for bus stops and create leisure areas for pedestrians.
In a bid to discourage drivers from speeding, raised pedestrian crossings will be built.
The area south of the road is not included in the works as it is part of a larger project to “preserve the dunes of Meia Praia” and create a bicycle path.