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Warsaw. Tender for the construction of a tunnel in Wesoła. The railway workers announced the date

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A tender for the construction of a tunnel under the railway tracks in Wesoła is to be announced later this half-year. Just over two years are scheduled for construction work after signing the contract.

Good news for the residents of Wesoła who are stuck in traffic jams when trying to cross the railway main line, Michał Olszewski, vice-president of Warsaw, said on Wednesday. – We have an agreement with the railway workers for the tunnel in Wesoła. We will announce a tender for this investment – he said during a meeting with journalists.

Tender in the second quarter

The need to build a tunnel under the tracks along 1 Pragski Pułku Street has been talked about for many years. The first moves towards this investment appeared already in 2016. Then it was decided that the city and the railway workers would share the costs. But completing further formalities took a long time. It was necessary, among other things, repeating the environmental impact assessment. The construction preparation process was also complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PKP PLK spokesman Karol Jakubowski confirmed to us that the city has prepared a draft agreement with railway workers for the expansion of the district road along ul. 1st Prague Regiment along with the construction of a tunnel. – PLK SA is currently in the process of obtaining the necessary corporate consents – said a representative of the government company.

He also indicated that the announcement of a tender for the selection of a construction contractor is planned for the second quarter of this year. – According to preliminary assumptions, the implementation of the works is to take approximately 26 months from the date of signing the contract – explained Jakubowski.

The tender procedure will be conducted by the Capital City Development Authority.

What about the viaduct in Rembertów?

The neighboring Rembertów also urgently needs a collision-free crossing of the tracks. In this district, preparations are underway for the construction of a viaduct along Chełmżyńska Street. A tender was announced in May, and we envelopes were opened in September. 10 companies applied and submitted offers ranging from PLN 68.5 to 87.2 million. However, so far the tender has not been finalized because – as Vice-President Olszewski explained – the case is in court. – One of the companies participating in the proceedings appealed to the court against the decision of the National Chamber of Appeal – explained Olszewski.

As announced by the capital city hall in September, the investment is to be completed within 20 months from signing the contract with the contractor. As in the case of the tunnel in Wesoła, the city will share the costs with PLK.

The authorities of Rembertów are also fighting for the tunnel.

Main photo source: Artur Węgrzynowicz, tvnwarszawa.pl

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