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Nossa Senhora do Monte Temporary Road Changes

The Funchal City Council (CMF), has confirmed that due to the “Festas de Nossa Senhora do Monte,” it has been necessary to make several road changes. These are:

1. August 11th, 12th and 13th (Novenas)

Between 19:00 and 22:00, traffic on Estrada dos Marmeleiros and E.R. 103, it will only be carried out in an upward direction, between the junction with Caminho da Corujeira (Corujeira de Baixo) and the intersection with Caminho das Tílias and Caminho da Corujeira (Corujeira de Dentro).

During the passage of the Novenas, traffic will be restricted on Caminho do Pico, Beco do Pico and Caminho de Ferro do Monte (north section).

As an alternative to going downhill, drivers and public transport should travel along Estrada da Corujeira.

2. August 14th (Arraial do Monte)

Between 12:00 on the 14th of August and 03:00 on the 15th of August

2.1. Traffic interruptions:

Road traffic is interrupted at Largo da Fonte, Caminho das Babosas, Caminho da Lombada segment between Rua Padre Manuel Romão Roque de Aveiro and Largo das Babosas, Largo das Babosas, Caminho do Desterro segment between Rua Padre Manuel Romão Roque de Aveiro and Caminho das Babosas, Caminho de Ferro do Monte, segment north of Largo da Fonte except access to residents, Caminho de Ferro do Monte, segment north of Caminho da Confeiteira, Ponte do Caminho de Ferro, except for taxis going downhill, Travessa do Pico except residents in the west-east direction, Caminho do Monte segment between Caminho das Babosas and Caminho das Tílias except access to residents and Caminho do Pico except access to residents.

2.2. Traffic conditions:

· Road traffic on Estrada dos Marmeleiros and E.R. 103, it will only be carried out in an upward direction, between the junction with Caminho da Corujeira (Corujeira de Baixo) and the intersection with Caminho das Tílias and Caminho da Corujeira (Corujeira de Dentro);

· Road traffic on the Caminho da Corujeira, west of the E.R. 103 and the Lime Path, it will only be carried out in a descending direction;

· Road traffic on the Caminho do Monte, segment between Rua das Lajinhas and Caminho das Tílias, will only be carried out in an upward direction;

· Vehicles traveling on Caminho das Tílias will be directed to Caminho do Monte towards Rua das Lajinhas;

· Road traffic on Rua Padre Manuel Roque de Aveiro and Caminho da Confeiteira will be in the east-west direction;

· Road traffic on the Caminho do Desterro, the segment between the intersection with the Caminho da Confeiteira and the Caminho da Portada de Santo António, will only be carried out in a descending direction.

3. August 15th (Procession at 12:30 pm)

Between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, road traffic is interrupted at Largo da Fonte, Ponte do Caminho de Ferro, Caminho das Babosas, the segment between Caminho do Monte and Caminho de Ferro do Monte and at Caminho do Monte south of Caminho das lindens.

Vehicles traveling on the Caminho das Tílias and in the descending direction of the Caminho do Monte will be directed to the Caminho de Ferro do Monte.

Circulation on the Caminho das Babosas will be carried out in both directions on the segment between Caminho do Monte and Largo das Babosas.

Traffic on Estrada dos Marmeleiros and E.R. 103, it will only be carried out in an upward direction, between the junction with Caminho da Corujeira (Corujeira de Baixo) and the intersection with Caminho das Tílias and Caminho da Corujeira (Corujeira de Dentro).

As an alternative to going downhill, drivers and public transport should travel along Estrada da Corujeira.

4. August 21st – Procession of the Blessed Sacrament (6:15 pm)

Between 15:00 and 21:00, the changes in Point 3 are repeated.

5. OTHER INFORMATION

The taxi rank will be temporarily transferred to the E.R. 103, north of the junction with Largo da Fonte, continuing past the existing taxi rank.

It is strictly forbidden to stop or park at Ponte do Caminho de Ferro do Monte.

Interruptions, restrictions, prohibitions and special accesses will be coordinated by the Public Security Police, and once the road safety conditions are verified, this entity will proceed with the restoration of road traffic.

We thank you in advance for your understanding of the drivers for the inconvenience caused, requesting your collaboration in complying with the existing road signs in the place and in complying with the instructions of the Public Security Police.

Samantha Gannon

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