Strabag has been picked by Poland’s General Directorate for National Roads & Motorways (GDDKiA) to build the S12 Chelm bypass east of Lublin near the border with Ukraine. The construction work is expected to take around 36 months.

“In terms of output volume, Poland is our third-strongest country after the core markets of Germany and Austria, and I am pleased that this successful path will continue in 2021 thanks to new contracts like this one,” said Strabag SE CEO Thomas Birtel.

The bypass will be carried out as a design-and-build project. It comprises two carriageways, each with two lanes, as well as four on- and off-ramps and 16 civil engineering structures, including bridges over the Uherka River and the Chelm–Wlodawa railway. The works also include the construction of a highway service station, local service roads as well as environmental protection and road safety facilities along the entire route.