CONSULGAL started, in July 2022, the study and detailed design of the access to the Alfarelos Railway Terminal – 2nd phase, for Infraestruturas de Portugal.
This new road access covers the municipalities of Montemor-o-Velho and Soure, namely the parishes of Montemor-o-Velho, Gatões and Ulmeiro, starting at the existing roundabout connecting the A 14 – Motorway Figueira da Foz/ Coimbra (North), and ending at the EN 347 roundabout which guarantees access to the Montemor-o-Velho High Performance Centre, adjacent to the Rowing Track.
The variant under study will make it possible to correct the road structure at the municipal and sub-regional scale, as well as to improve accessibility conditions to the TMIP and the rapidly developing industrial zones located south of the Mondego River.
It will, thus, constitute a quick connection corridor through the A14 to the A1 and IP3 (east) and the A 17 (west), and a mobilizing project for the region. It will also be key for reducing the negative impacts that affect the population residing in the urban area of Montemor-o-Velho, which is buffeted by the constant crossing of vehicles, especially heavy load traffic.
The variant will involve an investment of around €23 million and will include an 800m long viaduct.