Environmental concerns have arisen in the Akamas Peninsula due to roadworks that allegedly violate construction conditions, sparking a call for sustainable development that aligns with the area’s proposed National Park status. Green Party Leader Giorgos Perdikis seeks presidential intervention, while environmental groups accuse the parties responsible for the roadworks of breaching legally binding conditions, and the construction company claims to have kept relevant authorities informed.
The NicosiaLimassol Highway and Limassol Bypass Road are undergoing overnight maintenance from November 27 to November 30. The NicosiaLimassol Highway works will take place from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am, while the Limassol Bypass Road works will occur from 11:30 pm until 5:30 am each night. The focus of these maintenance activities is on cleaning the central lane of the highway and drainage systems of the bypass road. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and follow temporary road signs during this time.
President Nikos Christodoulides has called for an immediate halt to roadworks in Akamas due to environmental concerns, stating that the discrepancies observed in the works are unacceptable. Government ministers have previously assured the public that the project’s only issue was the delay it faced, but environmental organizations and audit services have raised alarms over potential infractions.
Environmentalists are alarmed by roadworks in Akamas National Forest Park, asserting that they violate legal frameworks and pose serious environmental risks. The Cyprus Environmental Movement and Opok have confirmed through an audit report that these activities may lead to irreversible ecological damage, urging immediate action to halt the roadworks and revise the development plan to preserve Akamas for future generations.
The Department of Public Works is conducting allnight roadworks on the NicosiaLimassol highway and Limassol bypass road. Work on the highway begins at 9:00 pm and ends at 5:00 am, affecting a 500meter section and closing one lane. The Limassol bypass roadwork focuses on highway markings and closes one lane at a time. Drivers are advised to exercise caution and comply with temporary road signage to ensure safety.