Half Marathon cuts through 25 de Abril Bridge on Sunday and affects riverside area on Saturday


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The 33rd Lisbon Half Marathon will force the closure of the 25 de Abril Bridge to traffic on Sunday and other restrictions in Lisbon’s riverside area on Saturday, the PSP said today.

According to a statement issued by the Lisbon Metropolitan Command (Cometlis) of the Public Security Police, through the Traffic Division, due to the 33rd Lisbon Half Marathon, there will be several “traffic restrictions” on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, for the “7 K” race between the National Stadium (Jamor) and Lisbon, scheduled to start at 09:30, Avenida Marginal, Avenida da Índia and Praça do Império will be closed between 09:00 and 12:00.

The four-kilometer “Family Walk”, which will begin at 11:00, will take in the Avenida Brasília, in the area of the Electricity Museum (from the Tax Brigade, in the Docas, to Vela Latina), between 11:15 and 12:15.

The “New Generation” race, 1.5 kilometers for the youngest, is scheduled to start at 16:00, leading to the “isolation of Avenida da Índia, with departure and arrival at Largo – Praça do Império, between 14:45 and 16:00”, the note states.

Also according to the PSP, Avenida da Índia will be closed at 23:00 on Saturday, between the Pedrouços viaduct and the Alcântara metal viaduct, until 17:00 on Sunday.

Cometlis also said that, on Sunday, the athletes’ concentration and departure area on Avenida Marginal, between Cruz Quebrada and Algés, will be closed in both directions from 07:00, with the Avenida Marginal – Algés, between Cruz Quebrada and Algés (07:00), and the CRIL, access to the Marginal (08:00).

The closure of the 25 de Abril Bridge in both directions from 08:50 will include a cut on the A5 freeway, connecting to the bridge, on the Main Itinerary (IP) 7 (Eixo Norte/Sul), in the direction of the bridge, a cut on the last exit to Monsanto, on Av. de Ceuta, access to the bridge, and on the Duarte Pacheco Viaduct, access to the bridge.

As a result, says the PSP, traffic coming from Monsanto and Avenida Calouste Gulbenkian will be diverted onto Avenida de Ceuta, Avenida Calouste Gulbenkian or the North-South Axis, in the direction of the 2nd Circular – except for residents of Quinta da Cabrinha, and from the A5, in the direction of Lisbon, to Monsanto or Praça de Espanha (in charge of the GNR).

“Southbound traffic on the IP7 (North-South axis) will be interrupted in the direction of the bridge, at the last exit for Monsanto and the A5, with Monsanto, the A5, Sete Rios and Praça de Espanha as alternatives,” the note reads.

Traffic coming from Amoreiras will be prevented from entering the access to the bridge, heading for the A5 or Praça de Espanha.

Cometlis advises that “for connections to the other bank (in both directions), from 08:50 onwards, the Vasco da Gama Bridge must be used”, between Sacavém and Alcochete, and that “these restrictions and cuts should end around 14:00, except on Avenida da Índia (at 17:00)”.

Also in a statement, Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) said that due to the 33rd Lisbon Half Marathon, “the 25 de Abril Bridge will be closed to traffic from 08:50, and is expected to reopen at 13:00” on Sunday.

IP also suggests the Vasco da Gama Bridge as an alternative way of crossing the River Tagus in the Lisbon region, stressing that the rail service on the 25 de Abril Bridge “will not be interrupted during the sporting event”.

The popular Lisbon Half Marathon and mini marathon will start at 10:05 am from the 25 de Abril Bridge in Almada, with the finish line located next to the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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