Citing the government’s commitment to press ahead with important infrastructural projects despite the coronavirus pandemic, Interior and Transport ministers Nicos Nouris and Yiannis Karousos on Friday inaugurated the 1st of April Avenue in Paralimni.
The 1km project that also covers part of Stadiou Street was requested by Paralimni Municipality which cited its importance, the increased economic activity and safety problems.
Work had got underway in January 2019 and was completed in September last year. The town planning department covered 80 per cent of the €2m project with Paralimni Municipality paying the remainder.
Karousos noted that the road accounted for considerable traffic. The avenue has two lanes, pavements, a cycle path, green islands, temporary parking bays, pedestrian crossings and bus stops, he said.
“The project also makes significant improvements to the sustainable urban mobility of the wider area of Famagusta as it links Protaras and Ayia Napa with Dherynia and Sotira by cycle path,” he said.
The two roundabouts and light-controlled pedestrian crossing aimed to improve safety for all users, he added.