Portimão to spend €1.5 million on roadworks

Portimão council is planning to spend around €1.5 million on badly-needed roadworks. Around 20 roads and car parks in Portimão and another 10 in Alvor are due to benefit from renovations, council sources have confirmed.

One of the main roads that will be repaired is Rua Infante Dom Henrique between Portimão’s old bridge and the Gil Eanes square.

As public works councillor Filipe Vital told Correio da Manhã, “it is one of the main entrances to the town but is in poor condition”.

Also due to be renovated is a narrow but busy road between Sesmarias and Aldeia do Carrasco which has been riddled with potholes for years.

“The road is very dangerous and is wearing down the cars of those who use it on a daily basis,” a local citizen said in an official complaint sent to the council.

Improvements are also planned for the Rua dos Bombeiros Voluntários near the local fire station and cemetery as well as its car park.

In Alvor, the largest works will be carried out on the roads in the Torralta area and Quinta Nova urbanisation.

A tender for the works is due to be launched soon while a €280,000 project to fix the roads in the Quintão urbanisation already has the ‘go-ahead’.

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