Poland’s General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) reports that that the three bids for the Czestochowa A1 motorway section exceed the agency’s budget.
The least expensive bid was nearly €101 million, submitted by a consortium of Strabag Infrastruktura Poludnie, Budimex and Budpol. Lemar bid around €121 million while Intercor bid €159 million.
GDDKiA said that the bids will not automatically be rejected.
Earlier this year GDDKiA terminated its contract with Salini Polska, signed in late 2015, over construction delay issues. Jan Krynicki, a spokesman for GDDKiA, said at the time of the termination that the agency wanted work to resume as soon as possible with the section open by the end of the year.
The Częstochowa to Blachownia is just over 20km long and is effectively a bypass of Częstochowa.
The 565km A1 - part of the European route E75 - runs north-south in central Poland from Gdańsk on the Baltic Sea through Łódź and the Upper Silesian Industry Area to the Polish-Czech border in Gorzyczki where it connects with the Czech motorway D1.