Traffic soars on Algarve motorway

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Traffic soars on Algarve motorway

Photo: Via Livre

The number of cars travelling on the Algarve’s A22 motorway has almost doubled since the introduction of tolls in 2012.

According to figures for December 2018, close to ten thousand vehicles a day were counted on the region’s only motorway.

Despite regular protests and the rising mortality rate on the EN125 road, the government has resisted calls to abolish tolls on the motorway.

 

Brendan de Beer