S7 Repair – Skomielna Biała. GDDKiA imposed a penalty on Astaldi

The General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways imposed a fine of PLN 2,850 million on Astaldi for late payments to subcontractors. The Italian company is the contractor of the S7 tunnel section in Zakopane. According to road workers, the delay of works is three months.

The spokeswoman for the Małopolska branch of GDDKiA, Iwona Mikrut, informed that further penalties were possible. – Further documents are analyzed and if there are any irregularities in them, further penalties will be charged – she said.

The contractor of the Zakopane tunnel section is the Italian company Astaldi. The current work delays are three months. The company’s representatives previously explained that the delays were caused by unfavorable weather conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic and staff difficulties at the tunnel’s subcontractor.

Construction of a tunnel in Zakopane (photo from October 2019)TVN24


S7. A tunnel in the Zakopane village

Visitors in January this year. construction of the tunnel, Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk assured then that there was a chance to complete the construction at the end of this year. It is already known that this deadline will not be met.

Two-chamber tunnel in the Zakopane, 2,060 meters long, is being built as part of the S7 Naprawa – Skomielna Biała section. The tunnel is being built in the Mały Luboń mountain range in Beskid Wyspowy. Drilling began on March 6, 2017 from the north in the town of Naprawa.

Construction of a tunnel in Zakopane (photo from October 2019)TVN24

As previously explained by the Ministry of Infrastructure, for technological reasons and the safety of the works performed, it was allowed to perform works in continuous operation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In October 2019, the right tunnel was pierced. In April last year, the left tunnel line was connected.

The cost of building the tunnel will be almost PLN 1 billion.


Main photo source: GDDKiA

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