On 4th May 2017, an 18km–long stretch of the S5 expressway
between the "Mieleszyn" and the "Gniezno Południe" junctions was opened, two months ahead of schedule.
This newly constructed polish highway will be able to transfer the transit traffic from Gniezno and will ultimately ensure a smooth link
between the A1 Gdansk-Katowice motorway
and A2 Poznań-Warszawa motorway.
Among those in attendance at the Polish highway opening was the vice Minister of Infrastructure and Voivode of Great Poland (Wielkopolska).
The construction works have been carried out by the consortium of Budimex
and Ferrovial Agroman
for PLN 500million,
of which 85% was covered by the European Union
subsidy. Under the contract, Budimex has constructed three road junctions, Mieleszyn junction, Gniezno junction, Kłecko junction), 19 engineering facilities, 2 passenger service centres
and access roads which have road lighting, barriers, drainage
and drainage equipment.
Furthermore, Budimex has completely changed and removed collisions of water and sewerage equipment, melioration equipment, power equipment, telecommunication, gas and railway equipment of multiple designs (overhead contact and power lines, telecommunications, tracks and others).