CH2M selected for design study of major Polish highway construction project


One of the USA’s leading multidisciplinary consultancies has been selected to prepare studies for a major highway reconstruction project in Poland.

The General Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA) in Poland has chosen CH2M (through Halcrow, a CH2M company) to develop a corridor study and a technical-economic-environmental study, and obtain an environmental decision for the reconstruction of the Brzesko – Nowy Sacz section of National Road No. 75. CH2M will develop at least five reconstruction design options, including a non-investment option based on maintenance of traffic and safety, for the 31 mile (50km) section of the road.

The studies will encompass geographical, natural and social assessments, as well as multi-criteria and traffic safety analysis of proposed design solutions for the potential reconstruction/construction of:

• Expanded lane capacity along the Brzesko – Nowy Sacz section of National Road No. 75

• A new road tunnel under Just Mountain

• Improved road nodes and structures

• New service roads for supporting adjacent areas in the design section

• Environmental protection and equipment facilities

CH2M’s Global Design Production Center and Global Shared Services Center, employing more than 700 engineers and specialists, is in Krakow, Poland. Serving transportation, water, industrial and energy clients around the world, CH2M has been named by the Book of Lists, the local equivalent of Engineering News-Record, as the number-one architectural (engineering design) and the number-two construction management project company in Poland.

“Our team in Krakow has delivered numerous similar transportation projects in Poland and globally over the last couple of years,” commented CH2M’s transportation business development manager, Artur Mazurek. “This reconstruction project is interesting for us, as we’ll be able to bring our global portfolio of roadway and tunneling best practices to our work on National Road No. 75.”

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