Olhão bypass accelerates with signing of the contract for its construction

The project is promoted by the PRR and involves an investment of 14,4 million euros

Photos: Hugo Rodrigues | Sul Informação (file)

The construction of the Olhão Bypass, on the EN125, is closer to completion, after this Thursday, March 7th, Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) signed the contract to carry out this work. 

The project, promoted within the scope of the PRR – Recovery and Resilience Plan and financed by the European Union, involves an investment of 14,4 million euros.

In a note, IP reinforces that «the future road bypass will ensure the improvement of safety conditions and traffic flow for those traveling on the EN125, diverting the traffic that currently crosses the urban core, away from the city, which will contribute to the decongestion in the city of Olhão and increased road safety, by reducing the risk of accidents and particularly the risk of being run over».

The bypass will be around 6 kilometers long, with one lane in each direction and seven roundabouts, which will connect to the local road network.

The road will begin at kilometer 111,600 of the EN125, west of Olhão, and will end at the existing roundabout east of Olhão, which connects the EN125 and the EN398.

The route runs circularly to the city of Olhão, close to the towns of Torrejão, Bela Mandil, João de Ourém, Arrochela, Quinta do Calhau, Quinta do Major, Ponte de Quelfes (Olhão cemetery) and Piares.

The public competition for this work was launched on November 20th last year, thanks to a decree signed by minister João Galamba, on October 23rd, during a visit to the Algarve.

In October, the announcement made by the now former ruler led mayor António Pina to consider that it was «a great day for Olhão and the entire Algarve region».

«The Variante is a long-standing desire of our municipality, which will represent a giant leap in the mobility and quality of life of the people of Olhão and the Algarve», considered the mayor of Olhão.



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