The contract includes the reorganisation of road access and parking, the extension of the walkway circuit, the improvement of public lighting and the landscape requalification of the surrounding area, specified the municipality of the district of Faro in a statement.
The intervention aims to favour smooth and pedestrian mobility in that access section to several beaches and the Ponta da Piedade lighthouse.
The works will run until September between the lighthouse and Pinhão beach, extending afterwards between the access point to Praia D. Ana and the roundabout at Praia do Camilo.
The project envisages the implementation of two lanes, a cycle path and a footpath for pedestrians, leaving the final access to the road for lighthouse service vehicles only, for the supply of goods and emergencies.
The site will be equipped with two new car parks, one located at the access intersection to Camilo beach, with capacity for 56 light vehicles, and another dimensioned for parking 150 light vehicles and 10 tourist buses.
The municipality warns that during the work there will be restrictions on traffic, calling on visitors to avoid car circulation in the intervention zone and to use alternatives for pedestrian circulation.
The works have an execution period of 360 days and are co-financed by EU funds through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Portugal2020 and CRESC Algarve2020.