Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) submitted, at the beginning of this week, for evaluation, the Environmental Impact Study (EIA) for the execution of the Variant to EN125 in Olhão.
The route proposed as an alternative to EN125 in Olhão was agreed between the IP and the local authority, representing a solution that "will ensure a strong improvement in mobility and the cohesion of the urban fabric".
The objective was to overcome the environmental issues observed by the Portuguese Environment Agency in previous studies developed by Rotas do Algarve Litoral subcontractor.
The project of this variant provides for an extension of about six kilometers, one route per direction and will take advantage of several existing municipal sections.
Along this route, seven roundabouts will be built, in conjunction with the local road network, ensuring the improvement of urban mobility and accessibility to the port of Olhão and facilitating the movement of passengers and goods.
The estimated investment for the construction of the Olhão variant is around 5 million euros.
This is one of the interventions defined by IP as a priority to be carried out at EN125 between Olhão and Vila Real de Santo António, aiming at increasing the fluidity and safety conditions of road and pedestrian traffic.