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Moribund Odiaxere bypass highlighted by inactive Lagos Councillors

roadworksFollowing progres with the planning for an EN125 bypass to the north of Olhão, Lagos Council has demanded that someone, somewhere does something to build the equally long-awaited bypass at Odiaxere.

The Council also wants toll scrapped on the A22, Via do Infante, to the west of Portimão.

These demands were approved at the last Council meeting, recognising that it’s the State’s responsibility to build the bypass which has started but not that anyone would notice – “an exasperating slowness,” was the phrase used.

Work, such as it is, on the EN125 has switched to the eastern section, leaving Odiaxere as a congestion point, with frequent accidents and queues backing up to Lagos in the high season.

“The Lagos Municipal Assembly has long been demanding the upgrading of the EN 125 and the abolition of tolls on the A22. Until there is a credible alternative, while the work to the EN125 is still going on, to meet current and future demand, there is no justification for expensive tolls or, in some sections, tolls at all,” concluded the councillors, fully aware that noone will pay them a blind bit of notice but that they have to be seen to be saying something.