2022 to see 11 pct more large scale projects impacting main traffic lanes

There are 61 large scale works projects impacting the city’s main traffic arteries planned for 2021, some 11 per cent more when compared to the previous year, the interdepartmental road works coordination group indicated.

These 61 projects include construction works linking the New Area Zone A and the Macao Peninsula; the construction of rainwater and drainage pumping station; overpass work for pedestrians; improvement work for the prevention and drainage of floods; construction of public housing and infrastructure; reorganization and improvement of road networks; work to improve sewerage cables; work to supply electricity and 110 kV high voltage cables; installation of natural gas supply pipelines.

Wokrs in the Macau Peninsula next year will involve main alanes such as Rotunda da Amizade, Avenida do Dr. Francisco Vieira Machado, New Area Zone Zona A, Avenida do Nordeste, Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Porto Interior, Avenida de Lopo Sarmento de Carvalho, Avenida do General Castelo Branco and Avenida do Conselheiro Borja.

In Taipa porjects will cover lanes such as the Colina de Taipa Grande Tunnesl, Avenida Wai Long, Rotunda da Piscina Olímpica, Avenida Olímpica, Estrada Flor de Lótus and Estrada do Altinho de Ká Hó.

The workgroup added that since road works inevitably put pressure on local traffic, it will strengthen coordination so as to merge works involving the same lanes to shorten the period of execution of the same and require contractors to adopt schedules outside the peak traffic period, work at night or on public holidays, as well as submit proposals in advance for provisional changes to traffic and respective dissemination of information.

“In order to avoid the repetition of excavations, in the first 11 months of the current year, the Coordination Group successfully coordinated 118 works that were carried out in a combined manner, reducing the overall execution time by more than 1,100 days,” the group added.

According to the Transport Bureau (DSAT) currently, about 70 per cent of requests for provisional traffic conditioning measures have been made through its online Road Works Management System, with the department promoting the extension of the recipients’ scope so as to reach an 85 per cent reate.