The new section of Olympia Road Patra-Pyrgos highway to be delivered within 2025
The project is expected to give a very important development impetus to the Western Peloponnese, but also to the Ionian Islands.
The new section of Olympia Road Patra-Pyrgos -that is expected to make the journey from Ancient Olympia and Pyrgos to Athens shorter by 40 minutes and 2 hours and 45 minutes respectively- will be delivered by 2025.
At the same time, the project is expected to give a very important development impetus to the Western Peloponnese, but also to the Ionian Islands. The issue of traffic safety has been placed at the top of the project's priorities, as it is characteristic that in the Elefsina-Patra section of the Olympia Road traffic accidents have decreased by 93% in recent years.
During an autopsy that was carried out unveiled the significant development of the works, as the construction sites of the three construction companies that have undertaken the project (AVAX, AKTOR, TERNA) are in full operation, which have been set up along the 74.5 km of Patras-Pyrgos.
The works that are currently been carried out in this phase are mainly earthworks and also refer to the construction of underpasses, culverts, and the uneven junction of Kato Achaia. It is noted that the approximately 230 culverts being constructed will facilitate both the flow of rainwater, which is predicted to increase in volume due to climate change, and the movement of the area's fauna.
Also, it is pointed out that already - within the framework of the works - around 55,000 tons of agricultural waste have been forwarded for recycling. Huge volumes of materials from pipes, greenhouse covers, plastic waste, tires etc. they have already found the way to a new life.
In relation to the price increases in materials and fuel, which have arisen due to the crisis, as well as inflationary trends, Mr. Papanikolas underlined that the consortium is in communication with the government for a mutually beneficial solution based on the sustainability of the project as well as the public interest, within the framework of the existing law on public works.