A consortium will handle a key highway project in the Czech Republic. The €105.5 million contract for the D55 motorway in the Czech Republic has been awarded to a consortium comprising Austrian contractor STRABAG and the Czech subsidiary or French firm Eurovia. The consortium partners have equal 50% shares in the contract.
The work is for the construction of an 8.5km section of highway between Babice and Staré Město and is expected to take 42 months to complete. This stretch of the D55 highway is in the Zlín Region, located in the South East of the Czech Republic and on the border with Slovakia.
“When fully completed, the D55 motorway will be the most important transport corridor connecting the Czech business centres of Olomouc, Zlín and Břeclav. We are pleased to be contributing our extensive transportation infrastructure experience to the further expansion of an efficient Czech motorway network,” said Thomas Birtel, CEO of STRABAG.
The project features a number of engineering challenges to its construction, not the least of which is the need to build 18 bridges along the 8.5km stretch. The builders will also have to construct six retaining walls with a total length of around 1.8km, two noise barriers with a length of around 2km and 28 structures for water management.