11 May 2010
With the domestic football season coming to a close, all eyes will be looking towards the World Cup Finals - but international consultancy, WYG is looking even further ahead as it helps Poland to upgrade its roads in preparation to host the Euro 2012 Football Championships.
WYG is supporting two major projects, each involving the upgrading of Poland’s existing highways to expressway standard to improve traffic flow and safety, which forms a key part of national infrastructure developments in the run up to the games.
Neil Parison, Managing Director, WYG International, said: “It is great to work on projects where you can clearly see both short term and long term benefits for transport solutions. Although the projects will help preparations for the games, this will radically improve linkages in the European Transport Corridor. We are steadily increasing our volumes of work in the highways sector and we are proud to once again work with the Polish national roads and highways agency.”
In the first project, WYG is providing support on a prestigious €1.4m project along 23km of the national S-7 Kielce city bypass which covers service roads, the design of 30 road viaducts and bridges over four rivers, 60 culverts for ecological purposes, three large split-level interchanges, four road junctions, passenger service areas and acoustic baffles to reduce noise pollution. The consultancy has also been providing a comprehensive set of services including surveying and mapping, geodesy, design of sewage and, electrical installations, environmental studies, traffic analysis and traffic flow simulations, detailed technical design and cost estimations.
Under the second €500,000 project along 42km of the vital S-7 national road, WYG engineers are advising the Polish national highways agency on their selection of contractor to carry out the necessary design and build works for the highway, including service roads, four intersections with other regional roads, three major bridges and drainage works and culverts. WYG is also preparing socio-technical and environmental studies along the route, permits and authorisation documentation, costs estimations, geological surveying with over 1km of 30m deep geological bores and riverbed bores.
Neil Parison added: “We continue to expand our portfolio of projects in the built environment, with WYG in Poland leading the way with over 25 projects currently in progress. A significant proportion of these, some 65 per cent, are projects related to the roads and highways sector, clear evidence that the team has successfully established a WYG presence and reputation in this sector in Poland.”