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Attiki Motorway’s extensions to bring new interchanges in Kifissias and Marathonos Avenues

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Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Christos Spirtzis, talked about the extensions of Attiki Motorway during his interview yesterday. He highlighted that the completion of these projects will bring the integration of road infrastructure in the region, i.e. the extension of Kimi Ave. up to its intersection with the motorway and the extension of Attiki Motorway from Katechaki Ave. to Vouliagmeni, Lavrio and Rafina areas.

Mr. Spirtzis also said that preliminary studies have already begun and soon the project consultants will prepare the tender documents.

It is reminded that the Ministry of Infrastructure has signed, since January 12, 2018, a project framework with the concessionaire of Attiki Motorway, according to which the latter is responsible for carrying out studies, prepare an analysis of the Environmental Impact, taking under consideration Attica’s new regulatory plan and the consequences of these new projects in the operation of the motorway.

Equally important is the fact that, for the first time, there will be a combined transport project as the road extensions to Lavrio and Rafina will include the expansion of Suburban Railway’s network.

In the same interview, the Minister referred to projects at Kifissias Avenue, and more specifically, 2 interchanges in Chalandri and Maroussi. It was also mentioned that on Marathonos Avenue, near its connection with the town and the Port of Rafina, there will be a widening of the existing road and the construction of a new interchange.

The plans for Attiki Motorway as well as the interventions on Kifissias and Marathonos Avenues are expected to be of special concern over the next period as they will mature and funds will be actively sought.

For Attiki Motorway particularly it is estimated that it will secure funds quite easily due to the high traffic loads and the needs that have appeared for the relief of certain areas such as in the Eastern part of Attica Basin, creating the demand for the construction of Katechaki-Vouliagmenis Urban Tunnel.

Although the Ministry of Infrastructure recently denied the rumours for a 2-year extension of the current concession agreement, this is very likely to happen in order for the competition and the construction works to proceed normally, as the concessionaire will acquire both the extension and the existing network of a motorway axis that it is considered to be really profitable by the market.

 

Nikos Karagiannis-ypodomes.com

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