The Via do Infante highway is 129.8 km in length, of which 95 km are refurbished and 35 km on new construction.
The highway connects Lagos with Vila Real de Santo Antonio, vía the Portuguese towns of Portimâo, Loulé, Fara and Tavira
Refurbishing and extending the Euroscut Algarve highway facilitated the transport of goods, services and people between these towns.
The Via do Infante highway is endowed with a series of features making travel easy and agreeable. Users of this route will meet with convenient accesses, various tunnels, more than a dozen viaducts, frequent service zones and numerous rest areas.
|Customer||Government of Portugal|
|Equity structure||77% Cintra 8% Ferrovial/Agroman, S.A.|
3% Construções Gabriel Couto S.A.
3% Euio & Filhos S.A.
3% Casais Invest S.G.P.S. ,S.A.
3% J.Gomes, S.A.
3% Aurélio Martins Sobreiro & Filhos, S.A.
|Concession start date||2000|
|Concession end date||2030|
|Duration of the concession||30 years|
|Purpose||Planning, financial backing, design, construction, maintain and enhance.|
|Managed investment||€ 264,1 B|
|Jobs created||45 positions|
|Length of the highway||129,8 km|
|Number of lanes||2 lanes each way|
|Toll system||Shadow Toll system. Implementation of real tolls is planned for 2011|
|Payment methods accepted||-|
The old A-22 was in a deficient state of conservation.
Since our arrival, Cintra has taken full charge of operation of the highway, incorporating a traffic control centre, user services, accident management and environmental monitoring.