Suspension of EN125 works is an injustice, say câmaras

A motion against the suspension of redevelopment works on the EN125 has been passed by Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo Câmaras.

The three municipalities, which form the Associação de Municípios Terras do Infante, stated that the suspended road works have seriously affected access to that part of the Algarve and are having “serious economic and social repercussions”.

As the Algarve Resident reported in the April 12 edition, works have been stopped since March as financing is needed to enable the EN125 redevelopment project to continue.

A spokesman for Rotas do Algarve Litoral told the Algarve Resident at the time that the works had not stopped but had “slowed down”, while one of the members of the consortium tried to overcome financial difficulties.

According to the subscribers of the motion, the western Algarve is the most affected part of the region in terms of accessibility.

Citing examples such as the unfinished roundabout at the entrance to Praia da Luz, the câmaras alert to the risk of traffic accidents increasing due to unclear road signage and obstacles left behind on the road, posing a danger to drivers.

They accuse those involved in the EN125 project and the government of unjust treatment and of contributing to the isolation of the three councils.

The Associação de Municípios Terras do Infante further stated that some of the projects planned for the area haven’t even started, such as the Odiáxere/Lagos bypass, whose environmental impact assessment has been approved, and roundabouts for Chinicato, Burgau and Raposeira. I.L.