The pretext was a visit to the final phase of construction of a new road, 10 km long, which will connect the municipality of Maia to Trofa (and then to Famalicão). António Costa, wearing a helmet and reflective jacket, enjoys the new cutting-edge technology that allowed the construction of the last viaduct that the project requires and that the mayor of Maia nicknamed “contraption”. “It was worth being persistent and we managed to obtain financing”, he said from the improvised pulpit in the middle of construction, explaining that the construction of this bypass to National Road 14 was the first PRR road project to be consigned, in March 2022, at a time when the European Commission has not yet I was fully convinced that Portugal should spend more money on roads – after the amount it had already spent on motorways in previous years.
The jeeps passed up and down, to show the extensive delegation that accompanied the Prime Minister this Wednesday, as part of the Closer Government initiative that runs until this Thursday in the Porto district, how the work, promised “ almost 30 years ago”, was really about to see the light of day: the calendar points to the first half of 2024. “In June we are all invited to come and travel on this new road, and in 2025 we will be able to travel to Famalicão”, would invite the mayor of Maia, after Sérgio Humberto, mayor of Trofa, also congratulated himself on the “happy day” that marked this Wednesday, December 6th.
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