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Apresentação das Autoestradas do Douro Litoral

About Us

Our motorways

Give yourself more free time

Avoid the usual traffic

No more headaches

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on journeys to and from Porto or to the North and South

AEDL - Auto-Estradas do Douro Litoral, S.A. (AEDL) has operated the Douro Litoral motorway Concession since the contract was signed with the Portuguese State in December 2007.
The Concession contract is valid for a 27-year period, i.e. until December 2034, and its purpose is the design, project management, construction, financing, maintenance, and operation of three toll motorways: the A32, A41 and A43.

AEDL's motorways are located in the northern region of Portugal, in the districts of Porto and Aveiro, and mainly within Porto's Metropolitan Area. However, our area of influence extends south to Coimbra, north to Braga and east to Vila Real, benefiting from good network connections with other motorways.

The three motorways of the Douro Litoral Concession, opened to traffic in 2011 and have a total length of 73.3 km divided as follows:

  • A32/IC2 - Oliveira de Azeméis / IP1 (S. Lourenço): 32.6 km, opened in October 2011;

  • A41/IC24 - Picoto (IC2) / Nó da Ermida (IC25): 32.8 km, opened in April 2011;

  • A43/IC29 - Gondomar / Aguiar de Sousa (IC24): 7.9 km, opened in April 2011.

The A41 motorway is part of the Porto Outer Regional Ring Road (CREP), while the A32 and A43 operate as radial motorways, providing high-capacity links between the Porto Metropolitan Area and its surrounding areas.

The Douro Litoral Concession also includes the A41/IC24 stretch - Espinho (IC1) / Picoto (IC2), a section built by the Portuguese State but included toll-free within the Douro Litoral Concession for operation and maintenance purposes.


AEDL - Autoestradas do Douro Litoral is deeply committed to building a more sustainable future, through significant investments in our infrastructure.

In keeping with this approach, n February 2024 AEDL joined the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, run by the United Nations. It's aim is to raise awareness amomg companies and encourage them to develop and align their strategies and operations with the universal principles of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and which resulted in the Declaration of the 10 Principles.

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Discover AEDL's sustainable initiatives

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