Pavement rehabilitation on the A2 motorway in the area of Nowy Tomyśl - next stage

The rehabilitation of a 4 km section of the slip roads at the Nowy Tomyśl interchange (at ca. km 108 of A2) is scheduled for completion by 27 July. This means that it will be possible to enter and exit the A2 motorway again at that interchange. As the mainline resurfacing works continue, the drivers using the concession section of A2 are requested to stay alert and abide by the temporary traffic organization signage. 

Autostrada Wielkopolska has been performing resurfacing works in the area of Nowy Tomyśl (at km 108 of A2) on the dates and in accordance with the approved work program. The reopening of the entry sliproads in Nowy Tomyśl is scheduled for 27 July, less than 2 weeks after the rehabilitation works commenced. This means it will be possible to use the entry to and exit from the A2 motorway and the drivers will no longer have to take detours. The final completion depends on the weather conditions, as strong wind, rain etc. may affect the completion deadline. 

The mainline resurfacing works on the southern carriageway are being continued. The entire traffic has been directed to the northern carriageway, in both directions. Currently, a 7 km stretch between km 124 and km 131 of A2 Poznań-bound is under rehabilitation. Works will be continued in phases (sections) to minimize their impact on the traffic and the drivers' comfort. 

These works are part of the long-term heavy maintenance program resulting from the commitment on the part of Autostrada Wielkopolska to maintain high quality of the road and to provide comfort of travel and safety to all drivers. 

 

Pavement rehabilitation on the A2 motorway in the area of Nowy Tomyśl – second phase

On 9 July, rehabilitation of pavement take second phase on the A2 Motorway in the area of the Nowy Tomyśl interchange (at ca. 108 km of A2). The works are a part of the long-term heavy maintenance program. The works will result in scheduled detours as of 14 June. Drivers are requested to be alert and to abide by the temporary traffic organization signs. 

 

The Company Autostrada Wielkopolska SA commences the works involving rehabilitation and upgrading of the pavement in the section Nowy Tomyśl – Poznań Zachód. The resurfacing works are a token of the Concessionaire's diligence in terms of maintaining high quality of the road and providing travel comfort and safety to drivers using the motorway of Autostrada Wielkopolska. 

 

In order to minimize the works' impact on traffic and the drivers' comfort, the works have been phased. The second phase involves rehabilitation of a 3,5 km section of the southern carriageway (km 121 – 123) as well as the enter slip roads on the Nowy Tomyśl interchange (at ca. km 108 of A2). 

 

This Saturday, 9 July, traffic will be relocated from the southern carriageway into the northern one, in a ca. 3,5 km long section (from km 121 to km 123). This means that entire traffic will be directed to the left (northern) carriageway which will be used by drivers in both directions. 

 

On the 14 July the exit slip roads at Nowy Tomyśl intercharge will be open to traffic and the enter slip roads will be closed to traffic. Drivers who intend to enter the motorway at the Nowy Tomyśl interchange will have to use the detours: 

 

For the vehicles driving toward Warsaw there will be a detour through the district road 305 (DW305), Bolewicko and exiting at a roundabout to the national road 92 (DK92), further to the Tarnowo Podgórne interchange and onto S11 and finally onto Poznań Zachód (West) interchange to A2 direction Warsaw.

Pavement rehabilitation on the A2 motorway in the area of Nowy Tomyśl – second phase

For the vehicles with GVW in excess of 7 tons driving towards Świecko and intending to enter the motorway in Nowy Tomyśl, there will be a detour through the DW 305, Bolewicko, DK92, the Świebodzin Północ (North) interchange, S3 expressway and Jordanowo interchange to enter the motorway direction Świecko. 

Pavement rehabilitation on the A2 motorway in the area of Nowy Tomyśl – second phase

For the vehicles with GVW below 7 tons driving towards Świecko and intending to enter the motorway in Nowy Tomyśl, there will be a detour through DW305, Bolewicko, DK92, the county road 1339F and the Trzciel interchange to enter the motorway direction Świecko. 
Pavement rehabilitation on the A2 motorway in the area of Nowy Tomyśl – second phase

The abovementioned scope of works has been scheduled to be performed for about 3 weeks. The completion date may be affected by weather conditions, high winds, rain, etc. The Company imposed an obligation onto the contractor to timely complete the works with as little inconvenience for drivers as possible.

 

Pavement rehabilitation on the A2 motorway in the area of Nowy Tomyśl

On 25 June, rehabilitation of pavement will begin on the A2 Motorway in the area of the Nowy Tomyśl  interchange (at ca. 108 km of A2). The works are a part of the long-term heavy maintenance program. The  works will result in scheduled detours as of 29 June. Drivers are requested to be alert and to abide by the  temporary traffic organization signs.  

The Company Autostrada Wielkopolska SA commences the works involving rehabilitation and upgrading of the  pavement in the section Nowy Tomyśl – Poznań Zachód. The resurfacing works are a token of the  Concessionaire's diligence in terms of maintaining high quality of the road and providing travel comfort and  safety to drivers using the motorway of Autostrada Wielkopolska.  

In order to minimize the works' impact on traffic and the drivers' comfort, the works have been phased. The  initial phase involves rehabilitation of a 4 km section of the northern carriageway (km 108 - 112) in the area of  the Nowy Tomyśl interchange, as well as the slip roads on that interchange (at ca. km 108 of A2).  

This Saturday, 25 June, traffic will be relocated from the northern carriageway into the southern one, in a ca.  4 km long section (from km 108 to km 111). This means that entire traffic will be directed to the right (southern)  carriageway which will be used by drivers in both directions. Warsaw-bound traffic will use the right-hand side  of the southern carriageway, while the Świecko-bound traffic will use the left-hand side of the southern  carriageway  

On 29 June the exit slip roads at the Nowy Tomyśl interchange will be closed to traffic. Drivers who intend to  exit the motorway at the Nowy Tomyśl interchange will have to use the detours:  

For the drivers coming from Warsaw there will be a detour through the Poznań Zachód (West) interchange,  further onto S11 to the Tarnowo Podgórne interchange, the national road 92 (DK92) to Bolewicko and exiting  at a roundabout to the district road 305 (DW305) to Nowy Tomyśl. 

For the vehicles with GVW in excess of 7 tons coming on A2 from Świecko and intending to exit the motorway  in Nowy Tomyśl, there will be a detour through the Jordanowo interchange, S3 expressway, further exiting at  the Świebodzin Północ (North) interchange onto the community road to the Świebodzin bypass and further  onto DK92 to Bolewicko and DW 305 towards Nowy Tomyśl.  

For the vehicles with GVW below 7 tons coming on A2 from Świecko and intending to exit the motorway in  Nowy Tomyśl, there will be a detour through the Trzciel interchange, the county road 1339F and further onto  DK92 to Bolewicko. In Bolewicko the route will enter DW305 road leading to Nowy Tomyśl.  

The abovementioned scope of works has been scheduled to be performed for about 3 weeks. Subsequently,  the entry slip roads will be rehabilitated. We shall notify the drivers about that phase separately. 

The completion date may be affected by weather conditions, high winds, rain, etc. The Company imposed an  obligation onto the contractor to timely complete the woks with as little inconvenience for drivers as possible.  

The works at the Nowy Tomyśl interchange are a part of the long-term heavy maintenance program. Autostrada Wielkopolska motorway is the longest and most driven motorway section in Poland. A large share  of traffic are heave goods vehicles, which naturally entails more wear and tear and more frequent need to  rehabilitate the pavement.

The implementation of the scheduled rehabilitation of the section Nowy Tomyśl – Poznań Zachód means the  beginning of another maintenance cycle of replacement of the wearing course, among other things.

 

Pavement rehabilitation on the A2 motorway in the area of Nowy Tomyśl

Pavement rehabilitation on the A2 motorway in the area of Nowy Tomyśl

Pavement rehabilitation on the A2 motorway in the area of Nowy Tomyśl

 

Reintroduction of toll collection for Ukrainian passenger cars

Autostrada Wielkopolska, acting in consultation with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland, decided to restore toll collection for passenger cars registered in Ukraine as of 1 June 2022. Vehicles with humanitarian aid to the citizens of Ukraine will remain toll exempt. 

 

As of 1 June 2022 passenger cars registered in Ukraine will no longer be exempted from payment of toll for travelling on the A2 toll motorway section under the concession agreement. This means that cat. 1 vehicles that bear Ukrainian number plates will be required to pay the toll like any other road user, as per the toll rate schedule applicable to a given section. 

 

The exemption from payment of toll for travelling on the A2 toll motorway section under the concession scheme for passenger cars registered in Ukraine and other cars with humanitarian aid was introduced on 1 March 2022. About 75,000 vehicles bearing Ukrainian number plates and about 4,000 vehicles with humanitarian aid were exempted from paying the toll on the A2 section between Nowy Tomyśl and Konin alone. Thus the value of not collected toll exceeded PLN 2.5 million. This is the actual aid that we have provided directly to the war refugees and those Ukrainians who had remained in their country. 

 

In addition, Autostrada Wielkopolska, acting in consultation with the Ministry of Infrastructure, decided to continue toll exemption for vehicles transporting humanitarian aid. In order to obtain toll exemption for a trip on the A2 section between Świecko and Konin the interested party must apply for it at ua@awsa.pl stating the details of the planned travel.

 

Any such application should include:

1.    Name of the humanitarian organisation/ institution providing the humanitarian aid. If the transport is ordered by a humanitarian organisation, the applicant is requested to attach a relevant confirmation by the organisation in question.

2.    Contact data (email address)

3.    Registration numbers of the vehicles concerned.

4.    Planned date and route of travel of the vehicles transporting the humanitarian aid.

5.    Signature of the authorised representative of the Humanitarian Organisation.

 

The act of sending the application does not mean toll exemption by itself. The applicant must wait for approval of the application by the Company or further instructions, as the case may be.

 

The applications for toll exemption for vehicles with humanitarian aid for the citizens of Ukraine are processed 8:00 – 16:00, Monday to Friday.

 

We kindly remind you that the planned trip should be advised with a minimum 24 hour notice. If the planned trip with humanitarian aid falls on the weekend or on Monday, the application should be sent to ua@awsa.pl by the preceding Friday by 10 a.m. at the latest.

 

IMPORTANT! Exemption from tolls for using the A2 motorway on the Świecko-Konin section - humanitarian aid for Ukraine

In order to arrange humanitarian trips for Ukraine, please contact the Autostrada Wielkopolska hotline: tel. +48 800 022 242 or e-mail: infolinia@mail.autostrada-a2.pl; or ua@awsa.pl.

These journeys must be reported at least 24 hours before the planned journey or by 10.00 am on Friday if the journey will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

 

New toll rates in A2 Nowy Tomyśl – Konin section

From 10 January 2022 the toll rates for toll sections of Autostrada Wielkopolska between Nowy Tomyśl and Konin route will change. The change is dictated by the increasing costs of motorway maintenance and the growing inflation. The cost of traveling on the Świecko - Nowy Tomyśl section of the A2 motorway remains unchanged.

The change in toll rates for driving the 150 km section of A2 will come into effect on 10 January 2022. The toll rate for each of the three 50 km sections of the motorway between Nowy Tomyśl and Konin will apply starting from 6.00 am, and will amount to: 

  • 25 PLN - Cat. 1 (motorcycles and passenger vehicles with two axles)

  • 37 PLN - Cat. 2 (two-axle motor vehicles, at least one of which is equipped with twin wheels, and motorcycles and two-axle motor vehicles with trailers)

  • 57 PLN - Cat. 3 (three-axle motor vehicles and two-axle motor vehicles, at least one of which is equipped with twin wheels with trailers)

  • 87 PLN - Cat. 4 (motor vehicles with more than three axles and motor vehicles with three axles with trailers)

  • 250 PLN - Cat. 5 (oversize vehicles) 

The presented toll rates include 23%. VAT, because tolls on concession motorways in Poland are subject to the tax on goods and services, unlike public motorways where such tax is not collected.

The cost of traveling on the Autostrada Wielkopolska on the Świecko - Nowy Tomyśl route remains unchanged. In this case, drivers of category 1 vehicles pay PLN 18 for driving 106 km. Driving through the entire 255 km section of Autostrada Wielkopolska from Świecko to Konin costs passenger car drivers about PLN 0.36 per kilometer.

The change in prices is dictated by the increase in maintenance costs, loan servicing and the implementation of a long-term investment plan. The rapidly growing inflation, maintained at the highest level in 20 years, as well as the increase in prices in the construction sector and producer prices translate into an increase in the costs of maintenance, as well as currently implemented and planned investments. Estimated data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS) show that in December 2021 inflation reached the highest level in two decades, i.e. 8,6% compared to the same month of the previous year. Transport prices grew at a double-digit pace, and their increase exceeded 24%. Additionally, the producer price index has been growing continuously for 14 months in all industry sections, reaching the level of 13.2% y/y in November, the highest in 10 years.

Autostrada Wielkopolska is the longest and currently the oldest section of the A2. It is also the most intensely used motorway in the country, with a large share of heavy vehicles. The average daily vehicle traffic on the Nowy Tomyśl - Konin section amounts to approximately 30,000 vehicles. Despite the rising costs, Autostrada Wielkopolska has been carrying out upgrading works in accordance with the adopted plan and obligations of the concession agreement, in order to provide drivers with high quality and safety of travel:

• In 2021, the pavement was upgraded at the Września motorway interchange, the ERTs were replaced and the toilet buildings at Rest and Service Areas and TPs were modernized,

• Rehabilitation of the pavement on the Nowy Tomyśl - Poznań Zachód section, rehabilitation of engineering structures (bridges and overbridges) and construction of a new maintenance base in Września are planned,

• The network of electric vehicle charging stations is being expanded and solutions are being prepared to protect the environment and increase the safety of drivers.

• Planning works have begun on the further expansion of the Poznań Bypass by a third lane on the Poznań Krzesiny - Poznań Wschód section. 

It is worth emphasizing that none of the projects carried out by Autostrada Wielkopolska I is financed by the state budget or taxpayers. Increased revenues from changes in toll rates in recent years have been allocated to, inter alia, the expansion of the Poznań bypass by a third lane. The project cost over PLN 200 million and was fully financed from the concessionaire's own funds. The modern motorway Poznań Bypass is eagerly used by drivers of the Poznań metropolis. Currently, traffic in by Bypass reaches 90,000 vehicles a day. Only a quarter of those who use the motorway bypass of the capital of Wielkopolska pay for the toll, while as much as 75 percent of the traffic on the bypass are vehicles coming from the S11 road, city arteries and the S5 road which use the bypass free of charge.

Autostrada Wielkopolska has been working on the implementation of the facilities for drivers traveling on the concession section of A2 in the field of electronic toll collection, using the reading of registration plates, the so-called videotolling. It will be a system known from other Polish concession motorways and compliant with the European standard. As soon as the Ministry of Infrastructure issues its consent, efforts will be made to implement such project without undue delay and for the benefit of all users of the Motorway of Freedom.

For many years, Autostrada Wielkopolska has been providing travelers with safe travel and the highest standard of service. This means in particular: 

  • Very good pavement maintenance and safe passage, 

  • 24-hours, 7 days a week, constant assistance by the services in the event of a breakdown or incident,

  • Infoline and other communication channels for drivers,

  • Clean and safe Rest and Service Areas

  • Availability of a network of gas stations with restaurants,

  • Caring for animal welfare, crossings and maintaining greenery,

  • High environmental protection standards.

Autostrada Wielkopolska SA and Autostrada Wielkopolska II SA are international concession companies responsible for the construction and operation of the 255 km long A2 motorway section from Świecko to Konin, which is the largest investment in the Public-Private Partnership system in this part of Europe. The projects carried out by both concession companies turned out to be of great success, i.e. were implemented on time and within the assumed budgets, agreed with the public party and banks, without EU subsidies and without co-financing from the State Treasury. The main shareholders of Autostrada Wielkopolska SA and Autostrada Wielkopolska II SA are Meridiam international fund and KI One SA.

 

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