Horrible traffic accidents over the years is one of the main reasons the government decided to proceed first with the construction of Astromerits-Evrychou road and then with that of Astromeitis-Denia.
This is what Philenews reported on Friday, adding that official data shows that a shocking 98 accidents took place on the Astromeritis-Evrychou road between 2006 and 2016. And that 81 of them recorded injuries along with deaths.
Of the overall 190 people involved in traffic accidents there, 11 lost their lives, 31 were seriously injured and 148 slightly injured.
The presentation of the Astromeritis-Evrychou road in mountainous Troodos region took place on Wednesday in the presence of Communications Minister Yiannis Karousos.
The Minister pledged that construction will begin within 2022 and that the long-awaited project which aims to revive the abandoned by youth rural area will be concluded before the end of 2025.
The 11.3 kilometers-long road is estimated to cost €89 million which corresponds to about €8 million per kilometer.
It is a four-lane highway whose width will be 22.60 meters with a 60-metre wide central islet in the middle.
At the same time, the route will be shortened substantially and this entails saving fuel and reduced emission of exhaust gases.