Dividing islands on dangerous roads across Limassol

The Department of Public Works proceeded with the establishment of an Evaluation Committee that initiated the relevant procedure for the tenders submitted for the traffic management and construction of a built dividing island on Kolonaki Avenue in Agios Athanasios and Spyrou Kyprianou. Once completed, the evaluation report will be sent to the Tender Board of the Ministry of Transport so the project can awarded. For this reason, two tenders were submitted to the Department of Public Works, which proceeded to their unsealing on June 30.

One bid, submitted by An. Christou Properties and Constructions Ltd amounts to €1.235.731, while the bid submitted by MEDCON CONSTRUCTION LTD amounts to €1.564.260. The project concerns the construction of a built dividing island, configuration of two roundabouts and construction of pavements, maintenance, asphalt paving of the road surface and supply, installation and operation of new traffic lights and light-controlled Pelican type pedestrian crossings. It also includes replacement equipment for the three existing Pelican crossings. 

Included in the planning for this "intermediate" upgrade of Kolonakiou-Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue, are 870 roadside parking spaces, in line with the commercial character of the road. The construction of an islet was mooted for years, but it proceeded when the Municipal Council of Agios Athanasios consented to the temporary configuration of the road, something that the Municipal Council of Germasogeia had done earlier.

In the meantime, the Department of Public Works has completed the preparation of plans for a built dividing island along Omonia Avenue in Limassol. The plans must be approved by the Limassol Municipal Council, as well as the Central Traffic Studies Authority. If approved, tenders will be launched for the project, the cost of which is estimated at around €500.000, with asphalt paving. The aim of Public Works is to be implemented within 2024.

The construction of a dividing island on Omonia Avenue in Limassol is a demand of many citizens, due to fatal accidents that occurred. A turning point for the construction of islets on dangerous roads and intersections throughout the greater Limassol was the implementation of the project in the case of Nicos Pattihis road, during the tenure of Yiannis Karousos, at the Transport Ministry.  An islet has already been built on Potamianou Avenue, next to the large shopping center (former Orphanides hypermarket in Polemidia). Recently, there have been increasing calls for the construction of the same on Pafos Street, which, however, is an urban project, for which no timetables have been set so far.

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