UPDATED NOVEMBER 23
Here is a selection of what YOU are saying about the introduction of tolls on the A22. Email us at [email protected].
AGHAST: Please add my support to say No to the new tolls on the A22. I cannot believe in this day and age when every penny counts that the Algarve can even consider charging tolls on the only motorway route. How will the Spanish possible consider even entering the vicinity if they have to pay a toll just to visit the area with no other way apart from boat into the country. Both my husband and are I are aghast at the idea. PAM BODDY
EXTRA CONGESTION: As an apartment owner in Tavira, I vote against this. What a mess. JOHN BROADBENT
EXTRA CONGESTION: A stupid idea thought up by people that don’t have to live with the consequences. It will force drivers back onto N125, which won’t be able to cope causing extra congestion and increase danger on an unsuitable road. It’s not even the Portuguese Government that paid for it – came from EU funds. RICHARD KING
UNJUSTIFIED: I think this is a step too far, both for your normal Portuguese people who are already bearing the brunt of hefty rises in the cost of living and also English owners like us. Having found the rising costs to be already astronomic, the logic of even setting up these tolls is an unjustified unnecessary expenditure of public money. In an already struggling economic climate which relies very heavily on the tourist trade, the Algarve needs to encourage more tourists to visit not employ yet more measures which will certainly put them off by charging toll fees on the A22! It will become a “no go zone”! This will push more traffic onto the EN125, causing accidents, death, congestion and wear and tear on the road surface, which in turn will put pressure on the public services purse and more or less “wipe out” any predicted profit. J WILLIAMS