The work corresponding to the first phase of the intervention of the Municipality of Funchal in the Rua Imperatriz Dona Amélia is going at “an accelerated pace. The section corresponding to this first phase, between Largo António Nobre and Rua da Penha de França, reopens on 31 March.
The Autarquia awarded the contract for “Requalificación de Envolvente da Rua Imperatriz D. Amélia” for a value of 620 thousand euros and the intervention is based “on the integral execution of new potable water supply networks, residual sewage and rainwater, which this historic area of the city was quite lacking, “as the Funchal News released in November.
This first phase joins “a new urban arrangement, in terms of pavement, green spaces, loading and unloading areas, among others. It is a significant improvement for all that residential network, but also for the many services of commerce, catering and services that settle in the area. ” This is an operation that takes place in the context of the construction and completion of the new Savoy Hotel for this year, providing for this artery more space for pedestrians as well as a controlled car traffic.
The pavements are wider, the road will be composed of traditional cobbles and at this time, given that the work began on January 21, with a term of execution of four to five months, we can say that the works take place in “record time”, given that the street was subjected to a leveling process through the sills of the new stores, and there is still space for loading and unloading docks.
The work will be executed in 3 phases to allow road and pedestrian circulation during its execution.