On Thursday evening, road workers opened another section of S7. For now, drivers can only drive in the direction of Tarczyn. According to the findings of tvnwarszawa.pl reporter Artur Węgrzynowicz, they will go the other way on Friday morning. The Ministry of Infrastructure announced earlier that drivers will be able to enjoy the new section before the May weekend.
Our reporter observed the situation on the S7 on Thursday evening from the viaduct of Krasickiego Street in Nowa Wola.
“It opened a few minutes before 10 p.m.,” he said. – After removing the barriers, a column of vehicles of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways crossed the road, assisted by the police. They drove slowly, checking that everything was all right. They were followed by the first drivers – reported Artur Węgrzynowicz.
The police from Piaseczno points out that “at present, the speed limit on the S7 route is 80 km/h”.
One company started construction, the other finished
On Tuesday, the spokesman for the Ministry of Infrastructure, Szymon Huptyś, informed that the route will be open “certainly before the May weekend”. He also announced that at the beginning after opening, traffic will take place with “certain restrictions, because it will be made available on a temporary traffic arrangement basis”.
The spokesman reminded that a fragment of the S7 Lesznowola – Tarczyn route is one of the three sections of the exit artery from Warsaw towards Grójec. He explained that the construction of the Grójec-Tarczyn section had been completed earlier, and the Warsaw Airport-Lesznowola section had also been opened.
The opening of the Lesznowola – Tarczyn section means that it will be possible to travel along the route from Warsaw to the border of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
The General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways signed a contract for the implementation of this investment in August 2017. However, as reported, the IDS-BUD company, despite repeated calls, did not carry out the works covered by the contract, and the mobilization of equipment and staff did not promise that the investment would be successfully completed. Therefore, in the third quarter of 2020, the contract was terminated and a tender was announced to complete the uncompleted works. In June 2021, a contract was signed with a new contractor responsible for the continuation of the works, Intercor.
Main photo source: Artur Węgrzynowicz / tvnwarszawa.pl