The “second and third phases” of the Monte Gordo seafront revamp have already started and are expected to be completed by the end of this summer, Vila Real de Santo António Council announced this week.
The works are taking place between the local casino and Vasco da Gama hotel and follow the improvements already carried out at the seafront’s gardens.
Now the focus is on creating new leisure areas and accessible paths, “remodelling several electrical infrastructures”, and installing new benches, parking equipment for bicycles and paper bins.
Also planned is the construction of a 90cm-tall protective hedge between the beach and the seafront area to protect pathways used by pedestrians from maritime winds which deposit large amounts of sand onto them. The barrier will be built using treated wood and bushes, said the council.
The project, representing a €209,000 investment, also involves setting up three “individual areas for the relocation of the existing kiosks”. The area in front of the casino is also due to receive a facelift, as well as the car park to the east of the casino.