Strabag, through its Polish subsidiaries, has secured two road construction contracts worth PLN484m (about $120m) from Poland’s General Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA).
The first contract, valued at PLN301m ($74.5m), will involve the design and construction of a 15.2km-long section from the Lubelska junction near Warsaw to Kolbiel, including four junctions. The project forms part of the works on the S17 between Warsaw and Garwolin.
The second contract, worth PLN183m ($45.3m), will include the design and construction of an 8.7km-long bypass road near Kolbiel.
The S17 is part of European Road E372, and will connect the city of Garwolin with Warsaw. This will reduce journey time to the Polish capital and reduce the volume of traffic in the surrounding communities.
The work will also involve the construction of two-to-three-lane cement highway, along with rest areas, wildlife crossings, drainage water treatment systems, accompanying footpaths and bicycle trails.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2019.
Strabag CEO Thomas Birtel said: “The S17 represents a further improvement to the traffic link between Warsaw and the Lublin Region. A further aim is to divert traffic away from residential areas in order to improve the quality of life for the local population.”