A2 motorway (Portugal)

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A2 marker

Portuguese: Auto-estrada do Sul
Route information
Part of
Length 240 km (150 mi)
Major junctions
North end Lisbon
  35km J4 for Palmela
56km J7 for Évora
120km J10 for Beja
178km J12 for Beja
South end Albufeira
Highway system
Roads in Portugal

The A2 (Portuguese: Autoestrada do Sul) is a major motorway (freeway) in Portugal. It connects 25 de Abril Bridge (Lisbon, the capital of Portugal), to Albufeira in the Algarve, the country's southern-most mainland province. The first section of the A2 was opened in 1966 and the last one was completed in 2002. It extends for fractionally more than 240 km (149 miles). The A2 is operated by Brisa - Auto-estradas de Portugal.

Sections of the road carry very little traffic.[1]

A3 AADT 2011 AADT 2012 % Change 2011 % Change 2012
Maia-Santo Tirso 48,356 44,761 -7.2% -7.4%
Ponte de Lima Norte-EN 303 6,482 5,805 -10.2% -10.4%
Overall AADT 16,509 15,058 -8.5% -8.8%

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