A section of the S7 route between Lesznowola near Warsaw and Tarczyn will be made available to drivers before this year’s May weekend, Szymon Huptyś, spokesman for the Ministry of Infrastructure, announced on Tuesday.
– We expect the opening of Lesznowola – Tarczyn this month, certainly before the May weekend. (…) This is another good news for drivers traveling in the north-south system, because let me remind you that last week the A1 motorway achieved the target parameters – he said.
He added that at the beginning after opening, traffic will be limited, as it will be made available on a temporary basis.
The last of three episodes
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 has been completed, and the Warszawa Airport-Lesznowola section has also been opened.
The opening of the Lesznowola – Tarczyn section will make it possible to travel along the route from Warsaw to the border of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
The General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) signed a contract for the implementation of this investment in August 2017; However, according to GDDKiA, the contractor, IDS-BUD, 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, GDDKiA had to terminate the contract and announce a tender to complete the uncompleted works. In June 2021, a contract was signed with a new contractor responsible for the continuation of the works, Intercor.
The S7 expressway on the Warszawa – Grójec section was built with co-financing by the European Union. The amount of EU funding for three sections with a total length of 29.3 km is approx. PLN 542 million, and the total cost of implementation is over PLN 1.7 billion.
Main photo source: PAP/Leszek Szymanski