The works will make it possible to build a “road connection between Largo 1.º de Novembro and Largo do Dique”, in the centre of Portimão, and “extend car circulation from Avenida Guanaré to Largo 1.º de Novembro”.

The council states that the “contract has an estimated duration of six months” and includes the requalification of Largo do Dique, which will be “sealed” and with “suppressed parking” while the works are carried out.

The municipality recognises that the works will cause “changes and constraints to car circulation in the area, at public transport stops, taxis and in the parking lot” of Largo do Dique, but underlined that all will be “duly signposted throughout the surrounding area”.

“Given the impact that the intervention may have on the daily lives of motorists circulating in the area, the municipality of Portimão requests a better understanding of all, recommending the option of alternative routes whenever possible”.

The Municipality of Portimão also recalled that, for the creation of this route, the municipality acquired two houses facing Rua Júdice Biker and Largo do Dique, representing an investment of around 700,000 euros.

The two residences were demolished about a year ago and the intervention freed the area to now proceed with the construction of this new road, which will make it possible to connect two of the main squares in downtown Portimão.