Toilets renovation at rest area Wytomyśl (MOP Wytomyśl)

Thursday, September 12 starts the renovation of toilets at rest area Wytomyśl (MOP Wytomyśl). Works will last for 18 weeks. During the renovation works, travelers will be able to use temporary toilets.

Heavy Maintenance Works on the Poznań Bypass

In the first half of September drivers will face two changes of the Temporary Traffic Organization in the sections Poznań Zachód (West) - Poznań Komorniki and Poznań Luboń - Poznań Krzesiny 

In early September the road contractors began preparations to further changes of the Temporary Traffic Organization on the Poznań Bypass. Since Thursday, 5 September the entire traffic in the section Poznań Luboń - Poznań Krzesiny will be transferred onto the southern, Warsaw - bound, carriageway. As of Friday, 6 September traffic organization will be changed in the section between interchanges Poznań Zachód (West) and Poznań Komorniki. There, drivers will use the northern and southern carriageway, with two lanes in each direction. 
 
As of this Thursday, 5 September new Temporary Traffic Organization will be implemented in the section Poznań Luboń - Poznań Krzesiny. The entire traffic will be transferred onto the southern carriageway. The drivers will have 4 lanes to use: two Warsaw-bound and two Świecko-bound. In both directions there will be no emergency lane, with heavy vehicles and busses banned from using the left lane.
 
- Drivers should pay particular attention in this section if they intend to use exits from and entries to the Poznań Bypass. Driving from Świecko one can exit at Poznań Luboń interchange, however there will be no entry from Poznań and Luboń onto Warsaw-bound A2 there. Drivers will have to take a detour through Poznań Komorniki interchange. We will also close the regular Świecko-bound entry from Poznań at Krzesiny interchange. Access will still be possible using a detour through other slip roads on that interchange. We will provide signage to help drivers grasp the situation - says Marcin Szczepański, Site Manager on behalf of Strabag Polska Sp. z o.o.
 
The Temporary Traffic Organization Scheme effective as of 5 September in the section Poznań Luboń - Poznań Krzesiny: 

Heavy Maintenance Works on the Poznań BypassAs of Friday, 6 September new Traffic Organization will be in place in the section Poznań Zachód (West) - Poznań Komorniki. The westbound traffic towards Świecko will be using the slow and middle lanes of the northern carriageway. The eastbound traffic towards Warsaw will be using the slow and middle lanes of the southern carriageway. In both directions, between the interchanges Poznań Zachód and Poznań Komorniki emergency lanes will be available. 
 
The Temporary Traffic Organization Scheme effective as of 6 September in the section Poznań Zachód - Poznań Komorniki:

 

Heavy Maintenance Works on the Poznań Bypass

- We plead with the drivers for staying alert, especially during the first days following the changes in traffic organization on the Poznań Bypass under construction. With the holiday period over, traffic volume increases - this should remind the drivers of the need to pay particular attention to new traffic signs and signboards along the motorway - explains Marcin Szczepański. 
 
It is worthwhile reminding that in the section Poznań Komorniki – Poznań Luboń the contractor has already completed the third lane construction in both directions. The third lane has been isolated with barriers and is available only to the contractor’s vehicles, which means than there is no entry to such newly build third lane to all other drivers of cars, trucks and busses. 
 
The progress of works on the wearing course in the section Poznań Zachód - Poznań Komorniki can be seen here: https://youtu.be/2LbQ9s3shqs 

 

WORKS IN THE POZNAŃ BYPASS

New Temporary Traffic Management between Poznań Zachód – Poznań Komorniki interchanges from 18 August

The successive phase of the Poznań Bypass extension has started. Recently bituminous pavement has been laid on the northern carriageway of the Bypass between Poznań Zachód and Poznań Komorniki interchanges (155km+870 - 158km+700). Starting from Sunday 18th August the works will be performed on the southern carriageway and the new Temporary Traffic Management will be set forth. At the same time works are being performed between Poznań Luboń and Poznań Krzesiny interchanges.

New Temporary Traffic Management between Poznań Zachód and Poznań Komorniki interchanges will be implemented from Friday 16th August until Sunday 18th August. The entire traffic will flow on the extended northern carriageway where the target pavement has already been laid. Drivers will have 4 traffic lanes at their disposal: two in the Warsaw direction and two in the Świecko direction. In both cases there will be no emergency lane. At the same time the construction of the third lane will be in course on the southern carriageway.

The following Temporary Traffic Management between Poznań Zachód – Poznań Komorniki interchanges in force as of 18th August:

WORKS IN THE POZNAŃ BYPASS

Please remember that the works are also being performed between Poznań Luboń and Poznań Krzesiny interchanges. Drivers driving the southern carriageway (carrying traffic from Świecko in the direction of Warsaw) will use the emergency lane. On the northern carriageway (in the direction of Świecko) three traffic lanes are available (without the emergency lane): two in the Świecko direction and one in the Warsaw direction. Drivers driving that lane towards the capital do not have the possibility of exiting the motorway in the Poznań Krzesiny interchange. That lane is recommended for all vehicles, including heavy vehicles making a transit trip in the direction of Warsaw. 

Drivers use the Poznań Luboń - Poznań Krzesiny section according to the diagram below:

WORKS IN THE POZNAŃ BYPASS

WORKS IN THE POZNAŃ BYPASS

New Temporary Traffic Management between Poznań Zachód – Poznań Komorniki interchanges from 29 July

The works are underway on the construction of the third traffic lane in the north carriageway of the Bypass between Poznań Zachód – Poznań Komorniki interchanges (155km+870 - 158km+700). The new Temporary Traffic Management will come into effect as of Monday 29 July. At the same time works are being performed between Poznań Luboń and Poznań Krzesiny interchanges.

New Temporary Traffic Management between Poznań Zachód and Poznań Komorniki interchanges will be implemented from Saturday 27th July until Sunday 28th July. As of Monday 29th July drivers will have 4 traffic lanes available in the southern carriageway of that section: two in the Warsaw direction and two in the Świecko direction, without emergency lane in both directions. At the same time completion works will be carried out on the entire width of the north carriageway toextend the Bypass by building the third lane and replacing the existing pavement.

-“The works on the Poznań Bypass have been smoothly progressing, and traffic management has frequently changed recently. Therefore we ask drivers, especially those using the Bypass every day, not to drive automatically. Particular attention should be paid both to signage, and to marking. “If drivers follow traffic signs and limit their speed to 70 km/h, the trip in that section will surely be safe and calm” – says Michał Pabich, project manager of Autostrada Wielkopolska.

The Temporary Traffic Management between Poznań Zachód – Poznań Komorniki interchanges in force as of 29 July

WORKS IN THE POZNAŃ BYPASS

At the same time works are being performed between Poznań Luboń and Poznań Krzesiny interchanges. Drivers in the southern carriageway (carrying traffic from Świecko in the direction of Warsaw) will use the emergency lane. On the northern carriageway (in the direction of Świecko) three traffic lanes are available (without the emergency lane): two in the Świecko direction and one in the Warsaw direction. Drivers driving that lane towards the capital do not have the possibility of exiting the motorway in the Poznań Krzesiny interchange. That lane is recommended for all vehicles, including heavy vehicles making a transit trip in the direction of Warsaw.

Since 22 July drivers have used the Poznań Luboń - Poznań Krzesiny section according to the diagram below:

WORKS IN THE POZNAŃ BYPASS

WORKS IN THE POZNAŃ BYPASS ENTER THE NEXT PHASE

New Temporary Traffic Management between Poznań Luboń – Poznań Krzesiny interchanges from 22 July 

The substantial works related to the extension of the ca 5 km section of the Poznań Bypass have been completed. Bituminous pavement has been laid in 3 traffic lanes in both directions of the motorway Bypass between the Poznań Komorniki – Poznań Luboń interchanges. The works will now be performed on the Eastern section of the Bypass between Poznań Luboń (164km+100) and Poznań Krzesiny (172km+000) interchanges. The new Temporary Traffic Management will be implemented from Monday 22 July.

From Thursday 18th July until Monday 22nd July works will commence on the successive 8 km section of the Poznań Bypass. In the above period new signage will be installed and diversions will be arranged for. This means that drivers have to pay particular attention.

The extension of this motorway section carrying high municipal traffic and the traffic from S5 and S11 express roads is huge challenge for which we were preparing already in the project planning phase. After performing the works between the Poznań Komorniki – Poznań Luboń interchanges we are sure to have passed the test and to succeed in the next phase. If only the weather were favourable to road workers – says Michał Pabich, project manager of Autostrada Wielkopolska.

What the drivers have to be attentive to?

From 22 July drivers driving the southern carriageway in the Poznań Luboń - Poznań Krzesiny section (carrying traffic from Świecko to Warsaw) will use the emergency lane. On the northern carriageway (in the direction of Świecko) three traffic lanes will be available (without the emergency lane): two lanes in the Świecko direction and one lane in the Warsaw direction. Drivers driving the lane towards the capital will not have the possibility of exiting the motorway in the Poznań Krzesiny interchange. That lane will be recommended for all vehicles, including heavy vehicles making a transit trip in the direction of Warsaw.

In the Poznań Komorniki – Poznań Luboń section two lanes in both directions will be available both in the southern carriageway (Warsaw direction), and in the northern carriageway (Świecko direction). Drivers will also have the emergency lane at their disposal. The third lane has already been built in that section, but will not yet be made available to drivers.

The works between the Poznań Zachód and Poznań Komorniki interchanges have been in progress. Drivers can use two lanes both in Warsaw direction, and in Świecko direction, as usual.

Temporary Traffic Management Scheme

WORKS IN THE POZNAŃ BYPASS ENTER THE NEXT PHASE

 

 

COMPLETION OF THE SECOND STAGE OF WORKS AT THE POZNAŃ BYPASS

The Investor summarizes the first three months of the extension project.

Since 21/22 June new temporary traffic management will be in place.

After three months of extension of the motorway bypass of Poznań, the second stage of works is coming to an end, which in practice means the introduction of new temporary traffic management. This will take place as early as 21/22 June (preparatory works will start on 20 June). Drivers must carefully observe the signposting – two lanes in each direction will be available on the northern carriageway, i.e. towards Świecko. How have the works been carried out so far, what has been done and what surprise for the drivers entering the bypass have Autostrada Wielkopolska SA and McDonald's prepared?

Through the eyes of the contractor - what's been done

More than 200 people are working to ensure that by the end of the year drivers will have at their disposal a three-lane Poznań bypass, both in the direction of Warsaw and Świecko.

- During the three months of the extension project between the Poznań Komorniki and Poznań Luboń interchanges, we built the third lane on the southern carriageway towards Warsaw, we laid the pavement up to the existing level and installed guardrails on a 6-kilometre section. The third lane was also built on the opposite side of the motorway (i.e. towards Świecko). We have already laid a bituminous layer there. We have also extended the sliproad at the Poznań Luboń interchange and prepared the foundations for the installation of variable message signs, which will keep the drivers informed about road incidents and conditions on an ongoing basis - says Marcin Szczepański of Strabag Polska Sp. z o.o. - That's exactly what we have planned in the work program – he adds.

So far 35,000 tonnes of mineral-asphalt mixture have been laid down, which can be compared to 18 trains with 34 cars each, and the construction vehicles (including rollers and dump trucks) covered a total of hundreds of thousands kilometres.

Through the eyes of the employer - what’s scheduled

From 21/22 June the southern carriageway, i.e. the one towards Warsaw, will be closed. Four lanes (two in each direction) will be transferred to the northern carriageway (towards Świecko). A wearing course and a binding course will be laid on the closed carriageway on all three already built lanes and guardrails and noise barriers will be installed.

From 21/22 June, drivers will follow the scheme:

 

COMPLETION OF THE SECOND STAGE OF WORKS AT THE POZNAŃ BYPASS

- We are very pleased with the progress of works. We are aware of the difficult weather conditions in which they have to be carried out. However, the heavy rains in May and the African heat in June did not cause any delays in the very tight schedule.

Maintaining the current pace, we will deliver three traffic lanes in both directions over a 16 km section later this year. We cooperate with a reliable contractor and our investment project is very different from other projects currently underway. We are observing what is happening in the industry. Termination of contracts or contractors leaving the site has, unfortunately, been quite a common phenomenon lately. - says Zofia Kwiatkowska, spokeswoman for AWSA.

Through the eyes of a driver – what it looks like in practice

While creating a temporary traffic management plan for the expansion of the bypass, two lanes in both directions were maintained. Three months of works showed that the proposed solution works perfectly well in practice.

- Our survey shows that the majority of drivers are thinking about the future benefits, i.e. the three lanes on the bypass, and therefore accept the difficulties resulting from the ongoing works. Singposting and temporary traffic management are understandable for the drivers, although they all agree that it requires more concentration behind the wheel - says Zofia Kwiatkowska, AWSA's spokeswoman. - A refreshed driver reacts more quickly on the road, so we remind those who are traveling long distances of taking breaks at numerous motorway rest areas" – she adds.
 

AWSA and McDonald's action encourages drivers to take a break from the journey. From 12 June to 4 July, all drivers entering the Poznań bypass from the east and west can take advantage of a free coffee invitation. Stopping at the toll station in Gołuski and Nagradowice, they receive a special voucher, which can then be exchanged for McCafe coffee in the participating restaurants (up to 23.59 hours the next day after receiving it).

- Together with McDonald's, we invite drivers to enjoy delicious, aromatic and, most importantly, free coffee. This is a great opportunity for a break in the journey and a favour to those who drive along the Poznań bypass a little longer than usual due to the extension, temporary traffic management and speed limit of 70km/h – says Zofia Kwiatkowska, AWSA spokeswoman.

 

Interchange Poznań Luboń

From 6th May works on the slip road (exit from Warsaw direction - Poznań and Luboń direction). Works will be continued on the outside of the slip road. There will be no need to close traffic, except a limited period needed to place the wearing course (AWSA will inform about it in advance).

EARLY COMPLETION OF STAGE I OF THE POZNAŃ BYPASS WORKS

NEW TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ORGANIZATION TO BE LAUNCHED AS OF 24 APRIL

Stage I of the construction project at the Poznań Bypass has been completed.  The third lane was built in the section between Poznań Komorniki and Poznań Luboń interchanges and guard rails were installed. Now, the works will be shifted to the other carriageway.  On Easter Monday,  22 April, since 12:00 a.m. the road construction teams will begin preparations to change the temporary traffic organization.  The new scheme will be in place already on Wednesday 24 April, since the early hours. 

The first stage of the project was completed at an express pace of works and comprises 6 km of the third lane, with pavement matching the existing vertical alignment on the southern carriageway (Warsaw- bound) between the interchanges of Poznań Komorniki and Poznań Luboń.   Starting 24 April, the contractor - A2 Route/Strabag JV will launch the new traffic organization scheme.  All traffic will be diverted to the southern carriageway where 4 lanes will be available, separated by moveable barriers, two lanes in each direction. Only the slow lane in both directions will be available for heavy vehicles. The northern carriageway (Świecko-bound) will be fully occupied as a job site with third lane works carried out there.
The temporary organization scheme implemented last month in the section Poznań West - Poznań Komorniki will remain unchanged, i.e. traffic on each carriageway has two lanes available in each direction with the emergency lane fenced as job site.  That scheme will continue for the next weeks until the first half of June. 
As the works progress, the slip road from Poznań and Luboń to Świecko will be closed. 

Traffic options are illustrated in the picture below:

EARLY COMPLETION OF STAGE I OF THE POZNAŃ BYPASS WORKS

- We are happy to see the first, very important stage of the Bypass works completed as scheduled, at a very express pace.  The 12-hour working system involving almost 200 people using ca. 80 machines and vehicles coupled with round the clock work during the last weekends contributed to the completion of the third lane which matches the existing vertical alignment in the 6 km long section of the motorway,  says Zofia Kwiatkowska, the spokesperson for Autostrada Wielkopolska S.A. -The weather was fine so far, and it’s one of the major factors of successful performance.  We are also very happy to see that the temporary traffic organization scheme implemented some weeks ago has been working perfectly well, despite huge traffic volume reaching 60 thousand vehicles a day.  No standstills occurred, and traffic was as smooth as it was possible,  adds Kwiatkowska.

In the weeks to come the contractor will, among other works, dismantle the median and shoulder guard rails and rehabilitate the bridge structures.

A2 Motorway is the major international link between eastern and western Poland.  Around 65 thousand vehicles drive each day on the Poznań Bypass, which adds up to ca. 23 million drivers a year.  The cost of the works in the 16 km stretch of the Bypass is PLN 200 million and is fully funded by the employer, Autostrada Wielkopolska SA.  It is the first time that works involving widening of a motorway are performed under traffic, without closing the road, on the contrary, maintaining two lanes in each direction. 

Pictures of the Bypass works: download here

LIMITED ENTRY BAN FOR NON-STANARD VEHICLES ON THE POZNAŃ BYPASS

Due to the expansion of the Poznań bypass,  limited entry ban for non-standard vehicles was subjected in the section between Poznań Zachód and Poznań Wschód interchanges:

  1. Section between Poznań Zachód and Poznań Wschód – issuing authorization by the General Director for National Roads and Motoways for non-standard vehicles (width below 3,20 m) was limited throughout the construction period (till the end of June 2020) 
  2. Section between Poznań Krzesiny and Poznań Wschód – authorization for non-standard vehicles (category I-VI) will be issued by the General Director for National Roads and Motoways  throughout the construction period (till the end of June 2020) 
  3. Section Poznań Zachód and Poznań Wschód - authorization for non-standard vehicles (category VII) will be issued by Autostrada Wielkopolska SA. Every single application will be considered by Autostrada Wielkopolska SA in the field of width, section and date of ride. 

Current situation on the Poznań Bypass:
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Works from 13th of March – extension of the Poznań Bypass

From March 13th begin renovation works within broaden of slip road B on Poznań Luboń Interchange. A temporary traffic organization will be introduced on the 155km+870 – 164km+100 sections. Works will be also continuaed from Poznań West Interchange to Poznań Luboń Interchange.

From 17/18th of March:

  • works between Poznań West and Poznań Komorniki Interchanges – works on the southern road (Warsaw direction), no emergency lane, width of lanes: 3,5 m
  • works between Poznań Komorniki and Poznań West Interchanges – works on the northern road (Świecko direction), no emergency lane, width of lanes: 3,5 m
  • works between Poznań Komorniki and Poznań Luboń Interchanges – works on the southern road (Warsaw direction), vehicles will only travel by an emergency lane, width of lane: 3,5 m
  • works between Poznań Komorniki and Poznań Luboń Intechnges – works on the northern road (Świecko direction). Three lanes will be available on the road: one in the Warsaw direction (width of lane: 3,5 m) and two in the Świecko direction (width of slow lane: 3,5 m, width of fast lane: 3m). Both directions will be separated from each other by a floating barrier.

Schedule presented above can change, due to weather conditions.

Information about traffic flow from Konin to Świecko is available on: twitter.com/AutostradaWlkp and on Hotline number: 0 800 022 242

 

Renovation works on Modła Interchange

Renovation works within Modła Intrechange will be continuated. Works will be organized on trunk road DK25 of Modła Interchange.

Schedule of works:

  • 4.03 – 13.03 closure of slip road B. Shuttle service with traffic lights will be putted into practice on trunk road DK25 (slip road from the direction Kalisz towards Konin).
  • 14.03 – 21.03 swinging traffic on the road DK 25 (from the direction of Kalisz) and a road overpass WD77. During this time, works involving milling the old pavement and laying a new one.

Renovation works on Modła Interchange

Schedule presented above can change, due to weather conditions.

Information about traffic flow from Konin to Świecko is available on: twitter.com/AutostradaWlkp and on Hotline number: 0 800 022 242

EXTENSION OF THE POZNAŃ BYPASS IS STARTING

In only 9 months the inhabitants of the Wielkopolska province capital and all drivers using the A2 motorway will drive in a modern, three lane Poznań Bypass. The first works related to the extension will commence on 1 March, and the entire project will have been completed by mid-2020.

During the first two weekends of March road crews will start fencing off the Bypass area where the works will be performed. Temporary entry lanes will be set out together with passageways in Poznań Komorniki and Poznań Luboń interchanges. The proper extension works will commence already in the second half of March. In the 16 km section between the Poznań West and Poznań Krzesiny interchanges, apart from the third traffic lane to be built in each direction, the pavement will be upgraded to adapt for higher traffic flow. In addition, safety rails and the entire lighting system will be replaced, new noise barriers will be installed and the existing ones will be extended along the entire route, tripling in size, to ensure better protection to a larger number of Poznań inhabitants. Moreover, in the 27 km section between Nagradowice and Gołuski 10 variable message sign boards will be installed to inform drivers about traffic situation in real time. in real time.

We are aware that the coming months will be difficult for all drivers. Such huge challenge of extending the city motorway bypass under traffic has never been taken up in Poland yet. Basing on our know-how and innovation we scheduled the completion of pavement works and replacement of rails and lighting half a year prior to the originally assumed date, that is by the end of the year 2019. Road works will be carried out in such way that traffic, to the extent possible, will flow smoothly in 2 lanes in each direction. The remaining works related to the extension and construction of noise barriers and the construction of 10 variable message signs will be completed in mid-2020. It should be noted that the project will be implemented in the scope largely exceeding the scope provided for in the concession agreement. Therefore, we hope that weather conditions will be favourable to road crews, and we will use our best efforts to perform as best we can, and above all in compliance with the plan – ensures Zofia Kwiatkowska, the spokesperson of Autostrada Wielkopolska SA.

The extension of the Poznań motorway Bypass is the first project of such complexity ever implemented in the motorway “under traffic” in Poland. Extremely important for millions of drivers not only from Poznań and neighbouring areas but also from the whole of Poland, it forms a part of the A2 Motorway, the main internal transport channel connecting eastern and western part of Poland. About 65 thousand vehicles drive in the bypass daily, meaning that almost 23 million drivers use the bypass during the year.

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