Metro do Porto works cut off traffic in Jardim do Carregal for three years – Society


Traffic on Rua Clemente Menéres, which surrounds Jardim do Carregal, next to Hospital Santo António, in Porto, will be cut off for “approximately three years” from Wednesday due to works on the metro, it was announced this Monday .

“Given the construction of the new Hospital Santo António station, as of January 12th [quarta-feira] and for a period of approximately three years, Rua Clemente Menéres will have no way out for road traffic”, can be read in an advertisement published today on the Metro do Porto website dedicated to the new lines.

According to the diagram shown, the intervention area in question covers about half of Rua Clemente Menéres, so motorists coming from Rua Professor Vicente José de Carvalho, in the Cordoaria area, will have to follow their path to the right, along Travessa of Carregal.

There, and to reach Rua D. Manuel II (the destination of Rua Clemente Menéres), they will now have to follow Rua Diogo Brandão, Miguel Bombarda, Rosário, Breiner and Adolfo Casais Monteiro, a detour of about one kilometer.

However, and although partially dead-end, Rua Clemente Menéres will continue to be accessible through Rua Professor Jaime Rios de Sousa, which changes its current direction, as well as part of Rua do Rosário.

According to information provided by an official source from Metro do Porto to Lusa, this new access will allow motorists to access a car park located on Rua Clemente Menéres. It will also be possible to access the Beco do Paço.

Asked whether the restriction to traffic for “approximately three years” means that the Hospital Santo António Metro station or the line will only come into operation in 2025, the same source indicated that there may be work that will extend to the surface already with the line working.

The works concern the construction of the new Rosa line of the Porto Metro, which will connect São Bento (with a station at Praça da Liberdade) to Casa da Música, with stops at the Hospital Santo António and Galiza stations.

Since the start of work for the construction of the new line, road ‘arteries’ in Porto, such as Avenida de França, Avenida dos Aliados or Rua dos Clérigos, have already been subject to conditioning.

In Vila Nova de Gaia, for the construction of a viaduct in the extension of the Yellow Line to Vila D’Este, the Santo Ovídio road tunnel, in which 40,000 cars circulated daily, was completed in November, for a period of 18 months.


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