Roadworks boss willing to scrap EN125’s solid white lines

The traffic nightmare caused by the EN125’s new solid white lines could soon end. Rotas do Algarve Litoral, the concession company in charge of the EN125 roadworks between Vila do Bispo and Olhão, admits it is willing to “make corrections”.

Drivers have complained about several new “linhas contínuas” (solid white lines that prohibit overtaking) which they say are “completely unnecessary” and only add to traffic build-up. (click here)

“Our (road) plans were scrutinised by specialists and based on feedback from councils. But like with any infrastructure, we will be careful to see how things are working and make corrections if needed,” Rui Sousa, executive director of Rotas do Algarve Litoral, told Correio da Manhã tabloid.

Sousa also said that the roadworks between Vila do Bispo and Olhão are “practically over” and that only a few “details are missing” – seven roundabouts in Portimão, Lagoa and Pêra which are due to be completed after the summer.
He blamed the delays on “land ownership issues, water pipe problems and the archaeological findings in Lagoa”. (click here)

Meantime, a tender for the EN125 roadworks between Olhão and Vila Real de Santo António is due to be launched in October, according to CM.

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