- Construction of a section of the A1 motorway is worth approximately €91 million.
- The 10.5-kilometer section of the S19 to be built by Budimex will form part of the Via Carpathia.
- Both roads will enhance Poland’s communications with neighboring countries.
Budimex, Ferrovial’s Polish subsidiary, has signed two new contracts to design and build roads in Poland that together are worth 660 million zlotys (about €155 million). The first contract, in consortium with Strabag, will consist of building the Tuszyn – Piotrków Trybunalski – Bełchatów section of the A1 motorway for 390 million zlotys (approximately €91 million euro).
The A1 connects the city of Gdańsk with the Czech Republic and is part of the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) and the Gdańsk–Brno/Bratislava–Vienna Motorway axis. The new section will also provide new exits to Warsaw from the road to Łódź.
This new section, to be built by Budimex, is approximately 16 kilometers long and is to be completed in 32 months.
The second contract signed by Budimex, worth 271 million zlotys (approximately €64 million), consists of designing and building the Podgórze – Kamień section of the S19 highway, to be completed in 34 months. This 10.5-kilometer section will form part of the Via Carpathia, connecting Podgórze with Kamień. This investment is part of the S19 Nisko Południe – Sokołów Małopolskie Północ road project. Via Carpathia begins in Lithuania, passes through such countries as Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria, and concludes in Greece.
The company will be in charge of designing and building a two-lane highway with emergency lanes. Work includes junctions with existing roads, bridges, overpasses, animal crossings, green areas and sound barriers.