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April 25th celebrations affecting traffic

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In Lisbon, the military ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April 1974, the Freedom Race, and commemorative concerts, will affect traffic in some streets in Baixa, Centro, Campolide, Olivais, Ajuda, Benfica, Carnide, according to the city council.

Today, April 24th, on Rua do Carmo, Calçada do Sacramento and Largo da Rua Augusta, parking is prohibited from 12pm.

In turn, Alameda da Encarnação (next to Jardim de Santo Eugénio) will be completely closed to traffic on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 30th of April and the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th of May, during the following hours: weekdays from 8pm to 11pm, holidays and weekends from 3pm to 11pm.

Tomorrow, April 25th, parking is prohibited on Rua do Carmo, Calçada do Sacramento, Largo da Rua Augusta until 4pm.

In Terreiro do Paço (North side) traffic is closed between 2:30 am and 12 pm. While, next to the Rua Augusta Arch, pedestrian circulation will be banned from 3am to 12pm.

From 6 am to 12 pm, traffic will be closed on Avenida 24 de Julho, Rua do Arsenal, Rua do Comércio, Avenida da Ribeira das Naus, Rua da Alfandega, Avenida do Infante Dom Henrique. As well as from 8am to 1pm from Travessa da Boa Hora to Ajuda.

On Rua de Campolide (between the streets Professor Sousa da Câmara, Arco do Carvalhão and Marquês de Fronteira) the traffic stop is scheduled for between 11am and 9pm.

In turn, the 25th of April parade, through Marquês de Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade and Rossio, is scheduled for 3pm.

Porto restrictions

In the city of Porto, car traffic will be restricted on Thursday on Avenida da República, in Vila Nova de Gaia, between Rua Rocha Leão – next to the upper deck of the Luís I Bridge – and Rua Doutor Ferreira de Macedo, but also between Rua Rodrigues de Freitas and Rua Casino da Ponte, the municipality revealed in a statement sent to newsrooms.

The interruption is due to the holding of a Civic Parade as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April, where associations and communities from the municipality will participate, and will take place between 2pm and 6pm.

In addition to the restrictions mentioned above, the municipality adds that there will be constraints on adjacent roads.

In turn, the pedestrian area of Rua Álvares Cabral, in the parish of Mafamude, will be occupied with “a stage set up for a musical moment”.

In view of this, Porto Council “suggests that heavy passenger transport vehicles use as an alternative route (north-south, Porto – Gaia) circulation along Avenida Dom João II, Rua Raimundo de Carvalho, Avenida da República (El Corte Inglés), Rua Pádua Correia and Largo dos Aviadores”.

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