Eight contractors submitted bids to continue the design and construction of the S7 expressway from the border of the Świętokrzyskie and Małopolskie voivodships (Moczydło) to the Miechów junction (with the junction). The most advantageous one was the one submitted by Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych INTERCOR with the proposed price of 752,929,281.15 PLN and the completion date of 31 months from the date of signing the contract. After the deadline for submitting appeals and their absence, GDDKiA will forward the tender documentation to the prior control of the President of the Public Procurement Office. After its completion, it will be possible to sign a contract with the contractor.
Scope of the contract
The contractor is to complete the project of a dual carriageway expressway of about 18.7 km in length on the section Moczydło (border of the Świętokrzyskie and Małopolskie Provinces) – Miechów junction (with the junction) together with engineering facilities, accompanying infrastructure and traffic safety equipment. The Governor of Małopolska Province has already issued a decision authorising the construction of this expressway with an immediate enforceability clause. The next stage will be the completion of the executive design, construction of the expressway together with the engineering facilities and accompanying infrastructure and obtaining a decision on the permit to use the expressway.
Two carriageways, two lanes with reserve for the third one
The S7 expressway on the section Moczydło – Miechów junction will have two carriageways of two lanes each with a reserve for the third lane. There will be two road junctions, 24 engineering structures, including a flyover over 600 m long, which will also serve as a passage for animals. This flyover will be built on the border of Małoszów and Giebułtów in the Książ Wielki municipality. There will also be two travel service points: MOP Giebułtów – direction to Kielce (cat II) and MOP Małoszów – direction to Kraków (cat II).
For the sake of the environment
Acoustic screens will be created (total length of about 660 m), passages for large, medium and small animals. Trees and shrubs will also be planted. Acoustic screens will be set up wherever the areas of the existing residential buildings will be located in the area of influence of the above-standard communication noise. Two upper passages (for large animals) and five lower passages (two for small, two for medium and one for large animals) and a lower passage for amphibians will be made for animals. The whole road will be fenced with a grid.
S7 from the north to Krakow
The S7 section Moczydło – Miechów is part of the over 55-kilometre-long S7 section from the border of the Świętokrzyskie and Małopolskie Voivodeships to Kraków, which has been divided into smaller implementation sections: Miechów – Szczepanowice, Szczepanowice – Widoma, Widoma – Kraków (including the Igołomska junction). The expressway will simultaneously constitute ring roads for three towns: Książ Wielki, Miechów and Słomniki.
Situation on other sections
On the more than 13-kilometre-long section S7 Szczepanowice – Widoma, the works started in September 2019 and continued without major interruptions during the winter. Currently, excavations, embankments and support works for bridges are being performed. The advancement of works on engineering structures is 19%. In the case of about 5-kilometre-long section S7 of Miechów node (without the node) – Szczepanowice node (without the node) an appeal procedure against the environmental decision is underway in the General Directorate for Environmental Protection. For the S7 Widoma – Kraków section, a procedure is underway to obtain a permit for the execution of a road investment (ZRID) in the Małopolska Voivodship Office.
- 15 January 2015 – obtaining the environmental decision against which there were appeals
- 29 June 2017 – signing the contract with the contractor for the construction project and obtaining the ZRID decision
- 10 August 2017 – obtaining an environmental derogation decision
- 28 December 2018 – application for a ZRID decision
- 4 September 2019 – sending the tender documentation for publication in the Official Journal of the EU
- 18 February 2020 – opening of tenders
- 17 March 2020 – selection of the most advantageous offer