Budimex has completed another section of Via Baltica

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Budimex, together with the investor – the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways and the Ministry of Infrastructure, officially opened the S61 Wysokie – Raczki section on 3 January 2022. The twenty-kilometre section of the new expressway is the first completed section of the Via Baltica route in the province of Bydgoszcz. Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship

Construction began in October 2019. As part of the investment, 20.17 km of expressway with a concrete surface and a permissible load of 115 kN/axle (11.5 tons per axle), the WB type “Wysokie” junction (collision-free) with 2 roundabouts, as well as 31 access roads with a total length of 32.36 km (with aggregate or bituminous surface), 25 engineering structures – bridges, road viaducts, animal crossings and ecological culverts were completed. The scope of the task also included the reconstruction of 7 roads intersecting with the main route, with a length of 6.22 km.

During the implementation, 150 thousand. m3 of concrete and 2 thousand.  tons of reinforcing steel. About 3 million m3 of earthworks were completed. The value of the completed works is PLN 575 million (gross).

Andrzej Adamczyk – Minister of Infrastructure: This road will contribute to the development of two regions: Podlaskie and Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. The S61 section was put into service four months ahead of schedule. The section of the S61 that is being opened shows that we already have modern roads, often better than those in the west. I would like to thank all the employees of the investor, the contract engineer, the general contractor, who left a part of their lives on this road.

Cezary Łysenko – Director of Infrastructure Construction at Budimex: We are finishing the construction 4 months before the deadline. Budimex constructs 40% of the length of Via Baltica routes. The newly created road was made in a cement concrete surface. For the contractor, this is a more difficult investment to implement. The work also coincided with the pandemic period. Despite these difficulties, we show that it is possible to complete construction works on time with good cooperation with the investor, administration and local communities.

Budimex has also completed other sections of the S61 route in the Podlaskie Voivodeship: Stawiski – Szczuczyn bypass in 2021 and the Suwałki bypass in 2019.  Budimex is also building the S61 Suwałki – Budzisko section. The planned completion of the construction of this part of Via Baltica is in autumn 2022.