Works aim to solve a chronic problem in that part of the city
The work to reduce the risk of flooding near the Inatel de Albufeira began this week and should make this area of the city less prone to flooding even before the start of the bathing season.
The project “Interventions to mitigate the risk of flooding near Inatel”, which will cost 300,000 euros, aims to solve the problems affecting this area of the city.
“Whenever there are adverse weather conditions, with heavy rain, there are problems of flooding in some areas of the city, particularly near the roundabout located at the confluence of Avenida Infante D. Henrique and Rua do Mar and Almirante Gago Coutinho, in the area of Inatel,” the Mayor of Albufeira said.
Once completed, the intervention will “increase the hydraulic capacity of the section channelled downstream of the intersection with Avenida Infante D. Henrique until the discharge at Praia do Inatel, as well as the removal of obstructions and crossroads of existing infrastructures along the said section and the section in ditch, in the area that is being intervened”.
According to José Carlos Rolo, Mayor of Albufeira, this is “an area that is very frequented throughout the year, both by residents and tourists, who whenever the rainfall intensifies become completely flooded, which cannot continue to happen”.
In this first phase, the sidewalk area between the Inatel Praia building and the Chalet de Santa Rita will be fenced off. In March, prohibited traffic signs (except for residents and emergency vehicles) will be placed and work will begin on Avenida Infante D. Henrique and Rua do Oceano, as well as bays with signs indicating danger and work on the road.