Budimex, Ferrovial Agroman begin work on Polish road project


A consortium of Budimex and Ferrovial Agroman has begun construction on the first stage of the Lagiewniki Road in Krakow, Poland.

The Lagiewniki Road is an important project in Krakow and is one of the missing sections of the Krakow’s third ring-road.

The project involves the construction of 3.5km of dual carriageway with tunnel sections and a tram line (1.7km) between Kurdwanow housing estate and ul. Zakopianska.

Five tunnels, new road junctions, acoustical barriers, bridges, footbridges, pavements, bicycle paths and the tram line will be constructed.

The Lagiewniki Road will begin at ul. Grota-Roweckiego and end at the crossing of ul. Witosa, Halszki and Beskidzka.

Under the terms of the agreement, the consortium will design and build a 3.5km dual carriageway with median, pavements, bicycle paths, and double tram track; construct engineering structures such as tunnels, footbridges and bridges over Wilga river; and construct and reconstruct a tram line.

The companies will also rebuild and expand ul. Zakopianska; reconstruct a railway line; relocate Wilga riverbed; re-install tram track at a balloon loop; and take up overground land development, including planting, Jordan’s garden, creation of a park, sport facilities, playgrounds, pedestrian and bicycle paths.

The consortium will construct a building for the Third Ring Road Management Centre, CZTO, which will monitor and control all road components of the third ring road, particularly in terms of tunnel operations; and construct a Supervision Room for the underground (tram) stop.

The consortium has gained access to the construction site for the scope covered by stage I of the project, and the remaining area will be covered by cleaning operations.

Krakow Municipal Office is conducting the proceedings to issue a decision on the permission for performing a road project (ZRID).

Construction work is expected to begin after obtaining the permission later in 2018 and will continue until the end of 2020.

The project value is PLN652.19m ($192.75m).

Construction of the tram line along the Lagiewniki Road is financed with European funds under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme for 2014-2020.

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