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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #7861
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MA-532 in Mszana again, the bridge that Alpine Bau said was impossible to build, they were kicked out of the contract in 2009, they won the tender again (despite claiming the bridge is unsafe and impossible to build!).
What exactly was so impossible about it? Just the time frame or some unusual technical issues? Nothing looks particularly special about either the length or the location...
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #7862
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Firstly is the A1 from Zabrze Północ (Wieszowa) to Pyrzowice (Katowice airport) still on schedule to open for use at the end of May? If it is than that may compensate somewhat for the severe delay in the opening of the A1 from Świerklany to the Czech border as it may help to ease congestion and speed up access between Katowice airport and Kraków where some Euro 2012 matches are being played.

Secondly is the upgrade of the E67 8 between Modlińska and Marki (Warsaw) to expressway standard (S8) still on schedule to open for use at the end of May?
If it is than that may ease some of the congestion in Warsaw's northern suburbs during Euro 2012
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Old April 13th, 2012, 01:44 AM   #7863
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Hi guys,

I've recently driven via Olsztyn, and there was pretty decent road between Olsztyn and Mragowo (16). Not an expressway yet, but everything is in place to add another 2 lanes. And some construction near Mragowo. However I can't find anything on the planned maps. What's being built there?

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Old April 13th, 2012, 04:13 AM   #7864
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....Kraków where some Euro 2012 matches are being played.
There won't be any matches played, neither in Katowice nor in Krakow. The nearest host city is Wroclaw.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #7865
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What exactly was so impossible about it? Just the time frame or some unusual technical issues? Nothing looks particularly special about either the length or the location...
Technical issues. This is not an ordinary bridge - it's a curved extradosed bridge, not very common around the world. According to Alpine Bau (and some experts they asked for opinions) the original design was flawed and dangerous. Author of the project and GDDKiA admitted it needed small changes, but claim it's perfectly safe and that both cases of damage to the construction were a result of Alpine's errors, not due to bad design. There is nothing we can say or do now, GDDKiA has protested against shutting down the construction site, we'll see how things progress. From my perspective it looks like lack of competence on Alpine's part, but who knows?
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Hi guys,

I've recently driven via Olsztyn, and there was pretty decent road between Olsztyn and Mragowo (16). Not an expressway yet, but everything is in place to add another 2 lanes. And some construction near Mragowo. However I can't find anything on the planned maps. What's being built there?

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Bypass of Mrągowo is ready, part of DK16 near Biskupiec is under construction. It's not going to be an expressway, but a decent GP-class road. Here's a map with investments of lower than A/S class roads marked:
http://ssc-mapa.googlecode.com/svn/t...ka-igorsel.png
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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #7866
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From my perspective it looks like lack of competence on Alpine's part, but who knows?
I think there is more into it (unfortunately) but as you said, we'll see.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 03:43 AM   #7867
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Bypass of Mrągowo is ready, part of DK16 near Biskupiec is under construction. It's not going to be an expressway, but a decent GP-class road. Here's a map with investments of lower than A/S class roads marked:
http://ssc-mapa.googlecode.com/svn/t...ka-igorsel.png
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Old April 14th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #7868
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Is any part of A1 being tolled? Or about to be?
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Old April 14th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #7869
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Is any part of A1 being tolled? Or about to be?
If you mean cars ≤ 3,5 t - now only Gdańsk-Toruń section is tolled. Lorries and buses pay for some other sections too with viaTOLL.
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Old April 15th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #7870
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Is any part of A1 being tolled? Or about to be?
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If you mean cars ≤ 3,5 t - now only Gdańsk-Toruń section is tolled. Lorries and buses pay for some other sections too with viaTOLL.
You can find more infomations here : http://www.autostradaa1.pl/index.php...fpage=&lang=en
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Old April 16th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #7871
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The upgrade of the E67 between Modlińska and Marki in Warsaw is now complete . It is now signed as S8 and it has full expressway status. Now if only the E67 between Modlińska and Prymasa Tysiąclecia
(where it branches off to meet the future A2/S2 at Konotopa) were to be upgraded too than Warsaw would have a complete expressway between Marki and the A2/S2 interchange to serve as the city's northern ring road but I doubt that this upgrade will happen anytime soon . The S8 expressway and the new Maria Skłodowska Curie bridge in Warsaw are now both showing on www.zumi.pl
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Old April 16th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #7872
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Did it really open and signed as S8? The thread on FPW was not very active in the past days.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #7873
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Don't worry. An early opening wouldn't go unnoticed on FPW.
Modlinska - Marki is already labelled as S8 on zumi.pl, but that's about it.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #7874
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Did it really open and signed as S8? The thread on FPW was not very active in the past days.
No rush... It will take a time to be fully completed.
Nothing has changed since few weeks as regards traffic organization.
Internal tunnels are still being closed, traffic is routed thru external lanes, Marywilska junction still not finished, Labiszynska flyover as well.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #7875
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Some more now optimistic news about the A2 Lodz-Warsaw route update on 16th April:

More than 24 percent of the binder came over last week (9-16 April 2012), the section B of the A2 motorway, which means that on this section of the middle layer is placed at 67 percent.

Located close to Warsaw section E has been arranged in 34 percent of the last layer, called. wearing (SMA), of which 12 percent was placed in the last week.

More and more layers of foundation and the binding is also in the middle section C, built by a consortium of Boegl Krysl the head - a layer of foundation there rose last week by 7 percent and now stands at 53 percent proficiency.

As every week we present detailed information on progress in laying the layers on each of the sections of the A2 motorway under construction Stryków - Konotopa.

The growth of each layer arranged on the A2 in the past 6 days, as of Monday, April 16:



Ep A - (leader: Eurovia)

layer of foundation - was 89% is 89% (no change)
binder - was 43% 44% (an increase of 1%)
SMA layer - 0% (no change)

Ep B - (leader: Mostostal):

layer of foundation - was 95% is 96% (an increase of 1%)
binder - was 43% 67% (an increase of 24%)
SMA layer - 0% (no change)

Ep C - (leader: Boegl & Krysl)

mrozoochronne-layer growth of 1%, increasing severity of 86%,
Stabilized layer of cement - an increase of 4%, rising 68% advanced
layer of foundation - 46% was 53% (up 7%),
binder - was 37% which is 38% (an increase of 1%)
SMA layer - 0% (no change)

Ep D - (leader: Strabag):

layer of foundation - was 94%, 98% (an increase of 4%)
binder - was 94% is 96% (an increase of 2%)
SMA layer - 0% (no change)

Ep E - (leader: Budimex):

foundation layer - 100%,
binding layer - 100%
SMA layer - was 22% is 34% (an increase of 12%)
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From the above progress report, it looks like Section E will be the first to open, followed by Section D, then perhaps sections A and B together, finally followed by Section C. We'll see. Opening Section B before either Section A or C is open would not be very useful.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #7877
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Before (2011)

After (2012)



I never thought I could see this on DK1.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #7878
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Bull.

It was like that in 2011, for no longer than a month. Now it's all fixed.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #7879
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Thanks for clearing that out
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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:59 AM   #7880
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A few movies from me:

Westernmost section of A4.


The shortest motorway in Poland.


2-lane expressway in Lubusz.


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