Eurovia wins D35 motorway contract in Czech Republic

WCN Editorial Team 13 Jun 2018 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Vinci Group subsidiary Eurovia, as leader of a joint venture with Metrostav and Swietelsky Stavební, has won a contract from the Czech Republic’s Road and Motorway Directorate to build a 14.7km section of the D35 motorway, the east-west corridor between Èasy and Ostrov.

Eurovia is involved in transport infrastructure and urban development projects.

The D35 motorway works, valued at CZK3.2bn (€119m), will begin in August 2018 and will be carried out over 56 months.

As part of the works, 22 engineering structures will be constructed, including a 451-metre viaduct over the Louèná valley, as well as a bridge that will be turned and pushed over a major railway track near Uhersko station. It will be the first application of this technique in the Czech Republic.

Earlier, Eurovia had modernised the D1 under four contracts between 2014 and 2017 and also completed new sections on the D8 at the end of 2016, as well as on the D3 and D11 in 2017.

The country’s motorway network is expected to increase by more than half to reach 2,000 km by 2030, thereby improving mobility in the country.

Eurovia, as part of a consortium, is also working on a railway line section between Český Těšín and Dětmarovice in the eastern part of the country along the Polish border.

As part of the work, the company will rebuild train stations along this section, with the exception of the stations at Český Těšín and Dětmarovice.

The reconstruction effort will cover all technology components, including safety and communication materials, traction lines, rail underside, structures and platforms.

The project has been designed to upgrade the railway line section by replacing obsolete materials, prepare the line for the implementation of new technology, restore train stations, increase train speed, and provide greater passenger comfort.

Part of the work is being carried out at night due to the importance of this railway line.

The project was launched in August 2017 and will be completed in August 2019.

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