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Another Podlachian section of S19 for PORR

Warsaw, 19.05.2021 – The General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways signed a contract for the design works and contruction of a section of expressway S19 running from Krynice (DK65), via Dobrzyniewo to Białystok Zachód (S8). After the contract for the construction of the section Kuźnica - Sokółka, this is another contract or the Podlachian section of S19 entrusted to PORR. The gross value of the contract amounts to almost 406 million PLN (ca. EUR 90 m). The execution of the investment project is planned for 2022-24.

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As part of the task, an dual carriageway expressway section of more than 10 kilometers with two lanes in each direction (with a reserve of land for the third lane) will be built. The pavement of the new road will be adapted to loads equal to 11.5 t / axle. The investment will include the construction of the Białystok West junction and the related reconstruction of the S8 road along approx. 1.9 km. The new junction will be built as a cloverleaf interchange and will connect two expressways - S19, which is under construction, and the existing S8. On the route, 13 engineering structures will be built, including two bridges - over the Supraśl and Biała rivers, and a railway viaduct over the Białystok - Ełk tracks.

Construction works will begin immediately after obtaining the permit for the road investment (ZRID), which is planned for the third quarter of 2022. The construction of the section will last until 2024.

Along with the signed contract, the fifth section of the Podlachian part of S19, which is part of the Via Carpatia route (a transport corridor connecting the Baltic states, via Białystok, Lublin and Rzeszów, with southern Europe) goes to implementation.

Almost a billion for the Podlachian sections of S19

So far, PORR has signed contracts for two sections of the S19 express road in Podlasie, for a total amount of approx. PLN 930 million. The implementation of the first of them - an almost 16-kilometer section running from the Polish border with Belarus in Kuźnica to Sokółka, will run parallely to the construction of the Krynice - Dobrzyniewo - Białystok West section and will end in 2024.

Facts and figures in a nutshell

Project type:Design and construction of the S19 expressway on the section Krynice (DK65) - Dobrzyniewo - Białystok Zachód (S8)
Scope of works:Desing & Build 
Client:GDDKiA
Contractor:Consortium of PORR S.A. (leader) and Unibep S.A. (partner)
Gross contract value:Ca. PLN 406 m (EUR 90 m)
Time of completion:2024
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