Consortium of Budimex and Ferrovial Agroman will carry out one of the most important Polish road investments in the coming years in Kraków — the Łagiewniki Road. The consortium signed the contract with Trasa Łagiewnicka SA on 17 March 2017. Its gross value amounts to PLN 802 million. 21st March, the investor signed agreements for financing the Polish road project with the European Investment Bank and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. The construction in Poland will continue until the end of December 2020. The construction of Łagiewniki Road will start at the crossing with ul. Grota-Roweckiego and end at the crossing with ul. Beskidzka and ul. Halszki. This is a 3.5 km long section. The project includes also construction of a 2.5 km long tram route. The road will connect Ruczaj housing estate and ul. Zakopiańska with Wola Duchacka and Kurdwanów housing estates. Budimex will carry out the investment as “design and build”.
"The Łagiewniki Road is one of the most important investments in Kraków in the coming years. Its key element is a tram line connecting Kurdwanów housing estate with ul. Zakopiańska. Moreover, construction of the Łagiewniki Road gives a possibility of construction the western section of the so-called 3rd Kraków ring road comprising Pychowicka Road and Zwierzyniecka Road. The project will have an effect on reducing traffic in the heart of Kraków — including the “Trzech Wieszczów” avenues — and take over some of the traffic between districts from the centre, resulting in reduction of emissions. That is why I am happy that such an important project for the inhabitants of Kraków can benefit from the help from government authorities as well as from the European Investment Bank. I believe that the cooperation on implementation of the Kraków investment programme both with the Polish government and international financial institutions will be continued" — highlighted Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of Kraków.
Scope of the construction of the Polish road
- Construction of dual carriageway road with the length of ca. 3,500 m, carriageway width of 2x7.0 m and 2x10.5 m,
- Construction of engineering structures, including tunnels for main carriageways under the crossings, a housing estate developed with single-family houses and an area with production waste settling tanks of former Solvay plant, the so-called “White seas” [Białe Morza],
- Construction and reconstruction of a tram line, including track reconstruction at a balloon loop,
- Reconstruction and expansion of ul. Zakopiańska,
- Reconstruction of a railway line,
- Relocation of Wilga riverbed,
- Overground land development (areas over tunnels and within the investment strip), i.e. planting, multi-generation Jordan’s garden with the theme of “Dragon’s square”, creation of a park, sport and recreational center, pedestrian and bicycle paths,
- Construction of an enclosed structure (main control building for the Third Ring Road Management Centre [CZTO — Centrum Zarządzania Trzecią Obwodnicą]),
- Erection of tunnels’ technical equipment,
- Construction of road and tunnel drainage systems,
- Reconstruction and construction of equipment and networks of the existing under- and overground infrastructure,
- Planting of greenery.