TRAFFIC AND ROAD WORKS
effort to reduce the traffic jams and facilitate the Limassolians’
movement, the Limassol Municipality has decided the immediate
implementation of the following projects:
Traffic lights have been placed in the following crossroads:
1. Franklin Roosevelt / Serifou at Zakaki
2. Zebra crossing (PELICAN) on the Makedonias (side road of Ithomis
3. Vasileos Konstantinou and Makedonias
4. Agias Fylaxeos and Petrou Tsirou street
5. Makedonias and Petrou Tsirou street
6. Makedonais and Agias Fylaxeos street
7. Makedonias and Kosti Palama street
Municipality has decided to require all the Traffic Lights but also the
zebra crossings within the Municipal Boundaries and in the surrounding
areas repairing and maintaining following a relevant agreement with the
Traffic timing setting
The department of the traffic policemen of the Limassol
Municipality is responsible for the traffic timing setting. This
department is responsible for the traffic offences, the timing setting of
the traffic and the ensuring of a comfortable and secure circulation.
The department has initially been composed of traffic policemen acting
under the instructions of the Limassol Municipality. Because the
department has been operating with a limited staff and under insufficient
conditions regarding traffic problems, which occur from time to time, the
Limassol Municipality has decided to upgrade the department by 5 traffic
policemen accessing the Limassol police force (traffic department) acting
as Special Police Officers.
esides, a process is in
course of implementation according to which traffic policemen of the
Municipality will be providing their services.
following table summarizes data regarding any improvement, repair and
maintenance works undertaken in the road network:
Improved roads (in klm)
(in klm) under construction or improvement
Turkish Cypriot Neighbourhood
Parking Place (Enaerios)
In further detail:
• Turkish Cypriot Neighbourhood
48 streets in the Turkish Cypriot Neighbourhood have been coated with
premix asphalt and two projects comprising the construction of a storm
water system and a waste sewage system have been completed.
The Makedonias Avenue has already been completed. It goes along almost the
whole town of Limassol. This Avenue, which aims at easing the traffic
burden across the Makarios III Avenue, is a quadruple direction one and
disposes of modern road lighting, bus parking place, traffic lights, storm
water sewage system and distance traffic islands.
• Change in the road network system – Athinon Street
In order to facilitate the traffic, the Athinon street roundabout has been
constructed and been ready for use.
• TheklasA Lysioti street
Upward bends in this street are used as a traffic recession measure.
• Linopetras round-about
The Linopetras roundabout has been reformed by means of a traffic lights
change and a traffic regulation.
• Reconstruction of the traffic round-about in the by- pass
The Limassol Municipality is, after some pressures exerted upon the
government and other competent vehicles, given the promise that by 2001
the reconstruction works regarding the four traffic roundabouts in the
by-pass from Mesa Geitonia until Kato Polemidia will definitely start.
Limassol used to experience a keen problem as far as
the parking places are concerned, especially in the commercial centre of
the town. Parking metres have been placed in Gladstonos Street but also in
other main streets of Limassol in order to solve it. The construction of
parking places is comprised in the coastal road design and a couple of big
parking places as well as other smaller ones have been created in the city
A political decision is made regarding a provision to
be included in all the important planning projects in compliance with
which the construction of a sufficient number of parking places should be
1. Enaerios Parking Place
The big site opposite Enaerios by the Makarios Avenue has been transformed
into a parking place on a temporary basis. The place has been coated with
asphalt signs and an automatic control machines system for issuing parking
tickets has been installed; the income from it is collected by the
Municipality. Similar device systems have been installed elsewhere too as
in the case of the ancient Municipal Market, the three embankment parking
places and in S. Araouzou Street (ancient police station).
2. A multi-storey parking place in Salaminos
The Salaminos Street multi-storey-parking place is yet one of the big
development projects, which have been completed over the last three years.
The project has been accomplished on the basis of a local design to solve
the parking place problem in the city centre. The construction works for
this multi-storey-parking place began in October 1998 and have been
completed in the 1999 mid-December. This multi-storey parking place is
composed of four floors and 331 parking sites; it also disposes a fully
computerized system. Besides, the building has a car laundry and shops for
letting (5 in Vasileiou Makedonos str. and 8 in Salaminos str.) and a
Vert et Blanc, the construction company which has
assumed the construction works has totally undertaken the construction
expenses under the term of its administering the place for the next 17
years and once this period has passed the building will come under the
sovereignty of the Municipality (construction contract – administration
terms – transport).