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PORR wins next infrastructure project in Poland

S16 Signing
From left to right, upper row: Dariusz Rudnik (the Councilor of the regional council), Artur Chojecki (the Governor of Warmian-Masurian Voivodship), Jerzy Szmit (former v-ce Minister of infrastructure), Paweł Czemiel (the Advisor to the Minister of infrastructure), Wojciech Kossakowski (MP), lower row: Mirosław Nicewicz (Director of GDDKiA Regional Division in Olsztyn), Piotr Kledzik (CEO PORR S.A.)

S16 expressway

Warsaw, 02.06.2020 – On 28 May 2020, PORR S.A. and the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) signed a contract for the design and construction of the S16 expressway Olsztyn-Ełk in the section from Borki Wielkie to Mrągowo. The 13km-long expressway section will be built within a three-year period along with the construction of the Mrągowo ring road. The contract is worth around EUR 115m (PLN 509m).

“With the S16 we have secured another major infrastructure project in Poland. The section is an important traffic hub with enormous importance for the region, the country and international traffic. This is a perfect fit for our skill set and gives us the opportunity to once again demonstrate our comprehensive expertise in road and infrastructure construction,” said Karl-Heinz Strauss, CEO of PORR.

The contract covers the design and construction of a 13km-long dual-carriageway express road running from Borki Wielkie to Mrągowo with two lanes in each direction, paved over with asphalt, as well as Mrągowo’s ring road. Some sections will be realised as single-carriageway roads conforming to the Polish “GP class” (fast traffic trunk roads). The contract also provides for the construction of retention basins, animal crossings, noise barriers and crash barriers.

The new road section will run near the cities Borki Wielkie, Sorkwity, Nowe Bagienice, Marcinkowo and will only be accessible via the interchanges Sorkwity, Bagienice and Mrągowo. Mrągowo’s ring road will allow drivers to bypass the city on its south-east side, significantly reducing transit traffic.

The services will be rendered within 36 months of the contract signing. The completion of the project is planned for the 4th quarter of 2023. Design works will start after signing the contract, road construction works are set to begin in the 2nd half of 2021. The S16 plays an important role in the transport system of the entire region and is therefore often called the “backbone” of Warmia and Mazury.

Facts and figures at a glance:

Project type:Construction of the S16 expressway in the section from Borki Wielkie to Mrągowo and Mrągowo’s ring road
Scope of works:Design & Build
Contract volume:Around EUR 115m (PLN 509m) net
Client:Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA)  
Contractor:PORR S.A.
Execution time: 36 months

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