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FCC awarded bypass construction contract in Poland financed with European funds

13/08/2012

FCC awarded bypass construction contract in Poland financed with European funds

  • It will build the Szczuczyn bypass on Expressway S61 for 31 million euro
FCC awarded bypass construction contract in Poland financed with European funds

Poland's General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways has awarded FCC Construction a 31.2 million euro contract to build the new Szczuczyn bypass (Poland), as part of Expressway S61. The construction period is 15 months. The project is being financed by the European Commission.

The new bypass, in Podlaskie province (northeast Poland), will help to decongest the Via Baltica highway.

The 8-kilometre bypass will comprise dual and single carriageway sections. The dual carriageway section, which will measure 1.5 kilometres, includes a new junction with the S8 expressway. The single carriageway section will measure 5.3 kilometres, comprising a single 3.5-metre lane in each direction.

The project also calls for the construction of nine bridges of varying lengths (between 12.14 and 78.60 metres) and construction styles, including precast beam deck, continuous prestressed concrete deck, and box girder.

FCC will also undertake seven cross drainage works using oval metal pipes, restore affected services and lighting, and install acoustic screens.

FCC Construction in Poland
The Group has been operating in Poland for several years, and FCC Construction has been operating there under its own brand for the last year, since it opened a permanent subsidiary in Warsaw. The Szczuczyn bypass is the third contract awarded directly to FCC.

The company is also currently working on the design and construction of the Olsztyn tramway and on the refurbishment of a section of regional highway 503 passing through the cities of Elbląg, Tolkmicko and Pogrodzie in the Varmia-Mazuria province, in northwest Poland.

FCC has traditionally operated Poland through its Austrian subsidiary, ALPINE, which has participated in major projects, including the construction of stadiums which hosted the EUFA EURO 2012: it built the National Stadium in Warsaw and the PGE Arena Gdańsk, and upgraded the Krakow and Poznań stadiums.
 

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