How the Limassol Roadmap Changes in 2020 - Five Big Projects

Five major projects will change the road map of Limassol within 2020. Reconstruction of Misiaouli and Kavazoglou Avenue will resume by the end of the current month. The project was awarded to Cyfield, with completion scheduled for June 2021. The Limassol Municipality hard earlier terminated the contract with the previous contractor due to delays. Reconstruction works on Demokratia and Pallados streets are also underway in the same area. Before the Tender Review Authority are again the tortured projects of the Yermasogia bypass and the Limassol-Saittas road. There is, however, optimism, that the issues that have arisen are to be clarified soon and work to begin within the year. Regarding the bypass, the fourth bidder appealed to Tender Review Authority after the contract was terminated with the previous contractor and the project was assigned to a new one. Based on what is known so far, the project is expected to begin in early June, with a completion schedule of 20 months. 

There is also a delay in the construction of Phase A1 of the Saittas road from Polemidia to Palodia due to the appeal of the second tenderer to the Tender Review Authority. (The €26,1 million project was awarded to Cyfield). Thrasos Afamis, head of the Public Works Department in Limassol, told ‘’Entrpreneurial Limassol’’ that on the basis of what is known so far, work is likely to get under away in July and will be completed by end-2022. In western Limassol, the redevelopment of Makarios Avenue in Ypsonas will be completed in May. A small roundabout next to St. George church will be built as part of the same project in 2020, in conjunction with the construction of a road islet up to the Lidl store on Elias Kannaouros street. 

Road islets are also planned for Nikos Pattichis street, from the Polemidia junction to Spyros Kyprianou and Theodoros Potamianos streets, in the vicinity of the new Limassol Shopping Center (former Orphanides supermarket), for road safety reasons. At the same time, plans are being promoted to create on-street parking spaces so as not to affect the commercial character of the road. In the meantime, work is also in progress on the Dierona-Arakapas road in Limassol district, which will be completed in September next year.

The Year 2021
Despite an announcement by the Ministry of Interior that construction of a roundabout in the Cafe Paris area of Limassol will likely begin around the end of 2020, ‘’Entrepreneurial Limassol’’ has learned that temders for the project are not expected to be finalized before project will not be announced until the summer of 2021. Following a modification to the plans to reduce the diameter of the proposed roundabout, consultations are under way with the Lanition School Board with a view to reaching an agreement regarding the portion of the Lanition stadium stadium that will be included in the construction work.

The project includes the reconstruction of Makarios Avenue from the Polemidia lights to the Ariel lights. Following a modification to the plans to reduce the diameter of the proposed roundabout, consultations are under way with the Lanition School Board with a view to reaching an agreement as to the portion of Lanition stadium that may have to be foregone to make room for the project. The project includes the reconstruction of Makarios Avenue from the Polemidia to the Ariel traffic lights. Also put off until 2021, are the extension of Evagoras Lanitis Avenue at Agia Fyla, as well as the widening of Sfalangiotisa Street at Agios Athanasios.

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