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    Posted: 17/January/2015 at 10:36
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Estrada Alto dos Caliços 16th January. More to come.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/January/2015 at 10:57
This street probably has the worst road surface in Albufeira town.
I expect it should be resurfaced soon... We're paying for that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/January/2015 at 13:13
To be fair, they're only cracks. Unlike like the many 6 inch deep potholes we have around here in North Norfolk that almost wrench your had off the steering wheel and dent your alloys when you hit one.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/January/2015 at 11:44
Some more here - first few pictures https://cubsur51.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/some-more-fairly-uninteresting-pictures-of-albufeira/

I shall be in Avenida Liberdade later to top up my bus pass and there are some good ones there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/January/2015 at 14:47
Avenida da Liberdade Sunday afternoon 180115. This really does shake you up if on the bus!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/January/2015 at 16:15
Tom,
Next time you have camera on you and you're passing Golfinhos roundabout just walk 30 yards towards the marina or down the exit towards Vale Parra, the road surface, or lack of it, and pot holes on that bend is truly unbelievable for a public highway.
I wouldn't be surprised if you can see that on Google Earth!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/January/2015 at 12:06
Estrada Vale Das Pedras near the private hospital. I shall go armed down to the Golfinhos in a while, as I shall be on my way later to licensed premises to watch Brighton bear Arsenal.

The road from Páteo down towards Guia is also going to be fertile ground. Had my very bones shaken when given a  lift on Friday.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/January/2015 at 13:39
The road to Guia is shocking, wrecked an alloy on the hire car a few years ago on it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/January/2015 at 07:42
UK drivers claim £3.2m for pothole damage.
Same in Portugal no doubt Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/January/2015 at 11:12
As Andrew says, the road down from the Golfinhos towards Vale de Parra is in a very poor condition. The top layer is very thin with large cracks opening up where the joins between various bits of resurfacing have not been properly sealed. They will only get worse if not repaired. I only had to time yesterday to go a little way down, but these three pictures are typical.






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/January/2015 at 15:03
They didn't do a very good job of fixing the holes near the Colina do Mar hotel and now the whole lot has collapsed and is being dug out. New drains are ready to to in. Pictures taken on Tuesday afternoon.








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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/January/2015 at 15:19
This the EM526, the road that goes down from Páteo to Guia. It's very busy road, used by all types of vehicle. It's in a worse state than the road down to the marina. This is just the top end, the first half miler so down the hill. Pictures taken on Tuesday afternoon 27th January.


That edge could be lethal if you weren't quite paying attention.


As with many roads, the top surface has been worn away by traffic and really does need replacing properly. Parts look like a badly made patchwork quilt.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/February/2015 at 15:11
There is a very big hole now outside the Colina do Mar

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/February/2015 at 17:16
I remember discussing this with you the day they filled it the first time a few weeks back and we both agreed the repair wouldn't last long, although thought it might be a bit longer than a few weeks. Looks like they want to do it properly this time. We shall see.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/February/2015 at 10:07
There is a new sewer pipe being laid. The old  sewer had apparently collapsed causing the original holes to appear.
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