The construction site is scheduled to be handed over to the contracting team next month, and construction is planned to start in August or September.
The PLN529m (£103m) contract involves construction and renovation work with a total length of 18.6km, including the 4.5km-long expressway with two carriageways consisting of three lanes each as well as 1.6km of national road 79. Work also covers the construction of on- and off-ramps as well as six flyovers and five bridges. In addition, tram lines will be modernised.
The new Trasa Nowohucka section of highway will cross two districts of Kraków – Podgórze and Nowa Huta – and will form part of the expressway that is planned to link Gda"sk in the north and Rabka-Zdrój in the south of Poland.