The next transport of the TBM machine will arrive on Saturday morning at the Janki junction on the S8 route. The stop in this place will last until 10 pm. Then the convoy will continue its journey through the capital. Again, this means difficulties on the Southern Bypass of Warsaw and Ursynów and Wilanowa streets.
This is the second transport of TBM machine elements planned through the streets of Warsaw. Ultimately, it will go to Podkarpacie, where it will be used to drill the tunnel of the S19 Rzeszów – Babica expressway. The General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways announces that during the night from Friday to Saturday, the transport column will cross the border of the Łódź and Mazowieckie voivodships. In the morning, around 5.30 am, it will reach the Janki junction along the S8 expressway, where it is scheduled to stay until Saturday, 10 pm.
The platforms now transport the prime mover and TBM chassis components. The total weight of the transported cargo will be 499 tons. As before, the convoy of vehicles will move at a low speed (from 10 to 30 kilometers per hour), occupying the entire width of the road. For drivers, this means a temporary necessity to move behind the convoy and a limited possibility of overtaking.
Column stops are to unload traffic jams
In convenient places, the transport column will stop to unload the accumulation of vehicles. Difficulties may also occur at motorway junctions when transport passes through, when traffic is temporarily suspended on the junction’s connecting slipways.
On the night from Friday to Saturday, around 00.30, the traffic jams created behind the column will be unloaded in the area of MOP Gurba. As Małgorzata Tarnowska, the spokeswoman for the Warsaw branch of GDDKiA, informed earlier, around 1 a.m. the transport will pass the S8 in the area of the Mszczonów Północ junction, where vehicles heading towards Warsaw will be able to exit onto the national road number 50. They will reach the Wiskitki junction, where it will be possible to enter the A2 motorway in the direction of Warsaw.
– a 45-minute break (from 1.30 to 2.15) is planned in the area of the MOP Krze Duże – then the traffic of vehicles will be ensured on the road serving the MOP. At the Młochów junction, around 3.45 am, the traffic jam created behind the column towards Warsaw will be unloaded using the junction roundabout – said Tarnowska. The carriageway towards Warsaw will be occupied by a convoy, and traffic towards Wrocław will be unhindered.
The transport of the TBM machine will pass through Warsaw again
On the following night, from Saturday to Sunday, the transport of the machine will set off on the S8 expressway towards Warsaw and the Opacz junction. Then, via the S2 expressway and through the streets of Warsaw, it will reach the Lubelska junction (S17) around 6 am, where another stop is planned along the S17 until Sunday at 6 pm. 22. – During the passage of the convoy on the S8 express road and then on the S2 road, traffic jams may form on the S8 road towards Warsaw and the S2 road towards Terespol – said Tarnowska.
Then, at the Puławska junction, before the S2 tunnel, the column will leave the expressway and go through the streets of Puławska, Pileckiego, Ciszewskiego, Rodowicza Anody, Dolina Służewiecka, Wilanowska and Przyczółkowa, and then return to the S2 and reach the S17 at the Lubelska junction. – On Sunday at 11 pm, the transport of the TBM machine will set off on the S17 expressway towards Lublin to MOP Wola Korycka, where it will arrive at the next stop around 5.30 am. It will last until Monday until 10 pm, from where it will then move along the S17 expressway towards Lublin from MOP Wola Korycka, for another stop to MOP Markuszów in the Lublin Voivodeship – she added.
In connection with transport, GDDKiA appealed to drivers to be careful and comply with the signs and the changed traffic organization introduced for the duration of the journey. The convoys will have specialized security. These will include VMS boards (variable message signs), mobile crash pads behind the column, pilots directing traffic and local police support.
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