Progress towards the signing of the contract entered into the major road construction project of the Kleisoura Tunnel.
According to information, the contract has successfully passed the approval of the Court of Auditors and now it remains to be presented to the Parliament as a major project and then the signing ceremony to take place. The contracting authority is Egnatia Odos S.A.
AKTOR has emerged as the contractor for the project, prevailing over the rest of the schemes that entered the tender with a percentage of 16,72%.
This is another important road project that the large technical company will start. Let's remember that he recently signed for the eastern part of BOAK, Neapolis-Agios Nikolaos, while under construction there is also a project on the vertical Xanthi-Synoras and the road connection of the port of Thessaloniki with the country's highway network.
The Kleisouras tunnel will be built as part of the Kastoria-Ptolemaida provincial road. The project is being carried out in the Kotouri stream section - boundaries of the Prefecture of Kozani. This is a long-awaited project as it passes through difficult geological areas. The contracting authority is Egnatia Odos.
The tender of the project was held on 13 April, while the tenders were unsealed on 19 of the same month. The duration of the project was set at 36 months from the date of signing the contract. If the works start this year, then the contract can be completed at its end 2025.
The cost of the project including VAT was estimated at 71,07 million. euro (amount excluding VAT 57,32 million. euro). The project is financed by the Public Investment Program - co-financed part - as it is part of the "Western Macedonia in the NSRF" Operational Program 2014-2020.
The object of the project in question is the complete construction of the artery of the new Provincial Road, which is part of the road axis Kastoria - Ptolemaida and is located in the Administrative boundaries of the Regional Units of Kastoria and Florina and ends at the boundaries of the prefecture of Kozani.
The artery has length 10,40 km. Approximately 8.0 m total width of paved road surface., including, one 3.75 m wide traffic lane in each direction and an additional 0.25 m wide guidance lane. As part of the construction of the artery, the construction of:
• four (4) level nodes:
• the Kleisoura tunnel, two-way 1,365m long, with escape tunnel 1,383m., in a particularly mountainous terrain
• one (1) bridge (Kotouri stream), approximately 34.60m long,
• four (4) Under Passages
• of two buildings on the fronts of the tunnel
as well as the complete restoration of the connections of the existing local road network.