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Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

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Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

Great News..the popular and important Road between Encumeada and Paul da Serra with both travellers and residents will reopen to traffic early in 2015

link to News Feature on RTP- Madeira via Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php…

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1. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

Glad to hear this, as it is one our special routes. Thanks Paul for bring this information to us.

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2. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

I'm not sure if we're talking about the same road, but at the moment, Encumeada to Paul da Serra road is closed. drive from Paul da Serra is possible, with dead end road sign, not saying how far you can drive, until the road is closed. from the other side, the road is closed immediately after Encumeada souvenir kiosk.

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3. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

...just a link to an actually picture of the damaged part of this road,

taken last weekend by hiking group "Caminheiros do Barrete de Orelhas":

http://bit.ly/1WzymJX

We visited this part in june 2014, seems there was nothing since then.

They only consolidated the stone barrier, last year there was left enough space to pass it by bicycle, now you'll have to climb.

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4. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

wauzih

thanks for posting the image

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5. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

...hi Paul, thank you, my pleasure,

and btw:

this was nearly the same view last year in june, as I took some pics there:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/112456402

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6. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

I think the problem is not only the damaged part of the road.

The real problem is the rock wall above the road from where the stones broke off.

I could see very much cracks in the wall, it seems to be very unstable.

I think the whole rock wall must be stabilized to get safety.

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7. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

Hi wauzih

will forward your comments, opinions to the authorities here.

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8. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

;-)

...I think they know it, better than me...

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9. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

...as my friend "madBee" from german forum-madeira.eu wrote, there's a news at Jornal da Madeira from today, which says that the road will be re-opened in early 2016.

Okay, there have been many news that said something like that, but this seems more detailed:

http://62.28.148.29/php/pdf/2015/11/22/flash/2015-11-22.php

take a look to page 5.

It is said, that the constructions have already begun in the beginning of november, and the coast is about 462.000 €.

It is also said, that this road will remain the most dangerous one in the whole region, and from time to time it will be closed because of weather warnings or else.

Edited: 22 November 2015, 19:37
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10. Re: Encumeada-Paul da Serra reopens early 2015

wauzih

thanks for the update. The Jornal da Madeira is reliable. They can clean and repair the road, the infrastructure, make the rockfaces, rocks less dangerous but, because of its location they can never guarantee landslides or rockfalls at particular sections.

So, weather warnings from the IPMA and other Government authorities and advice guidance too must be consulted and obeyed everywhere in the region of Madeira.

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