São Brás mayor demands “urgent EN2 renovation”

São Brás de Alportel mayor Vítor Guerreiro has renewed his appeal to Portugal’s infrastructure authority (IP) to carry out “urgent renovations” on the EN2, linking the town to Faro and the A22 motorway.

This is the second time Guerreiro has come out fighting. Last year he put the same issue to a meeting between Algarve borough councils and Estradas de Portugal road authority.

Problems centre on the need for what Guerreiro calls “essential roadworks” to ensure driver and pedestrian safety, and promote the town within the region.

Improvements involve work to “dangerous corners”, and making areas like Sítio dos Machados safer for pedestrians.

A council statement highlights the need for a roundabout at Coiro da Burra, saying improved accesses will not only help the development of the area’s local businesses, they could also save lives.

The statement stresses that the improvements – particularly the link to the A22 motorway – used to be included in renovation plans for the EN125.