On 7 June 2012, the provisions of the Regulation of the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy on traffic restrictions and ban for certain types of vehicles on some sections of national roads between 8 June 2012 and 29 June 2012, come into force.
The ring-road of Mińsk Mazowiecki was prepared and is being constructed in such a way that there is no risk of losing EU funds due to environment protection. As early as in 2008, that is when the investment was prepared, the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways acted in accordance with the EU requirements , despite the lack of full regulations in this respect in the Polish legal system.
Beginning with July 2012, the network of toll national roads within the viaTOLL system will be extended by new sections: S7 Elbląg – junction Pasłęk Północ, DK91 crossroads with DK6 – junction Nowe Marzy, DK91 crossroads with S5 – Łysomice (crossroads with voivodeship road no 552), DK92 Września – border of the town of Konin, DK92 border of the town of Konin – Łowicz (crossroads with DK2 and DK14), DK94 junction Modlnica – Radzikowski Junction. On the above-mentioned sections the Operator of the National System of Toll Collection – consortium Kapsch will place special gates and will start collecting tolls from drivers of lorries travelling along these roads.
In February 2012 the European Commission refunded the sum of PLN 970 million on account expenditures incurred by the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways within road projects accomplished as a part of the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment. Projects accomplished by the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways within of the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment have already brought Poland refund at the level of almost PLN 18.5 million since the beginning of this Programme, that is since 2007.
On the 19th March this year in the office of the ministry there was held a meeting of the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy Sławomir Nowak with the representatives of the Parliamentary Club of the Law and Justice: Jerzy Polaczek, Andrzej Adamczyk, Krzysztof Tchórzewski and Jerzy Szmit, and also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Infrastructure Committee Zbigniew Rynasiewicz (Civic Platform) and the Vice Chairman of the Committee Stanisław Żmijan (CP). The Secretary of the State in the MTCME Tadeusz Jarmuziewicz and the General Director for National Roads and Motorways Lech Witecki were present. During the meeting the situation on the construction site of the section C of the A2 motorway between Łódź and Warszawa was discussed, the subcontractors of the DSS SA presented their difficult situation in the settlement with DSS SA.
General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways reminds the subcontractors of the construction works, that the legal protection indicated in Article 6471 of the Civil Code (so-called joint and several liability) is vested in them. To such protection are entitled the subcontractors approved by the GDDKiA.
With regard to the Wednesday’s statement of the Eurovia company, incorporated into the Vinci group, which is the polemic with the facts determined in the course of the detailed laboratory tests, the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways informs:
The fulfilment of the contractual obligations, including making up for the delays, was the aim of the change of the leader of the consortium constructing section C of the A2 motorway. The company BOGL a KRYSL took over all works from the Dolnośląskie Surowce Skalne. The DSS remains the member of the consortium.
The results of the tests conducted by the GDDKiA laboratories are shocking – more than 90 percent of the cracks on the A2 route resulted from the obvious construction malpractice – the improper technological junctions of the particular layers of the road surface or the improper saw cutting of the layers of the motorway.
All contractors at the Stryków - Konotopa section of the A2 route responded to the GDDKiA request to submit remedial programmes. The document forwarded by the contractor of the C section, the DSS company, has already been verified by the GDDKiA. The programme meets all contractual requirements and the contractor confirmed to maintain the warranty for the surface.