Slovak motorway for Vinci

By Sandy Guthrie28 May 2014

A €255 million contract to build a new section of the D3 motorway in Slovakia has gone to a consortium led by Vinci through its subsidiaries Eurovia (48%) and SMP CZ (12%), and which also includes Hochtief CZ (40%).

The new 4.2km section will link Strážov and Brodno on the outskirts of Žilina in the northern part of the country.

The project includes the construction of a 2.2km tunnel and three bridges, one of which is a 1.4km viaduct across the Hričovská dam.

Vinci said the contract also covered a large amount of ancillary works, including restoration of secondary road networks, a variety of drainage works and the installation of all the necessary motorway equipment such as emergency call boxes, met stations, variable message boards, ice warning and video surveillance systems.

It said that about 500 people would be working on the project for a period of three years.

Vinci added that to protect the environment, the project provided for blending into the landscapes through which it runs, and re-planting of vegetation, including 60,000 bushes and 13,500 trees, along the edges of the infrastructure.

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