Tunnel opens

THE NEW Marquês Tunnel was due to open on April 25, Portugal’s Carnation Revolution Day.

The President of the Câmara said that certain security and safety tests and analyses still had to be carried out on the structure that has taken three years to complete.

An engineering specialist told the Lusa news agency last week that concerns over the tunnel’s inclination were unfounded and would not pose a threat to motorists in any way.

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