Such is the importance of this event, the road concession holder Rotas do Algarve Litoral is to hold an official re-launch in Lagos to be attended by the Minister of Infrastructure, Pedro Marques and hosted by Rui Sousa from the company.
Marques is the minister whose vagueness over start dates has become legendary ever since work on the EN125 was suspended at the beginning of the 2016 summer tourist season and failed to re-start when the traffic volume fell in September.
Jorge Botelho, president of the mayors group AMAL, commented to Sul Informação that he just hoped it would all be over quickly and that the contractors now would "make every effort to finish the work before the summer."
There is still no news at all on when the work will start on the second part of the EN125 renovation contract between Olhão and Vila Real de Santo António.
Botelho said the mayors affected by this second stage are all ready but, like the rest of us, are waiting to hear from Pedro Marques, pictured here: