Press briefing – Częstochowa
A press briefing was held on the construction site of the tram line at the “Kiedrzyńska” terminus, during which representatives of NDI – the general contractor – summarised the course of work to date and presented plans for the coming months.
In the absence of unexpected downtime, the contractor expects to be ready for the technical acceptance of the tram line under construction in late spring next year. Łukasz Susło, contract manager from NDI, pointed out that the degree of technical complexity and procedures is very high in this type of investments, and when the works are in such a sensitive time as an epidemic threat, one has to reckon with difficulties.
– We have been on site for about a year and a half in different parts of the city, each section is a separate challenge, often for reasons beyond the control of either party to the contract we have to wait for the construction procedures to be completed. Once the formal issues are over, the work on the individual sections is done efficiently. This autumn we plan to enter the downtown sections with works, said Łukasz Susło.
Thanks to the determination of the municipal services, it was possible to obtain permissions for deviations from the building regulations on the indicated section, thus avoiding the felling of a line of trees in al. Wolności. These operations took up a lot of time and also had an impact on the deadlines of works. The greatest difficulties due to the works in the coming months must be expected by residents at the intersections with ul. Dekabrystów, al. Jana Pawła II and al. NMP. The temporary traffic organisation will be presented in advance for each site.
Let us remind you that the construction of a new tram line in the old track takes place in the design/build formula and is part of the largest tram contract in the history of the city. In addition to the ongoing construction works for PLN 114 million, new trams bought for PLN 90 million will reach Częstochowa. A symbolic pick-up of the ordered rolling stock will take place on Tuesday at the MPK depot in Częstochowa, which we have already informed about. For the aforementioned investments, for the total amount of about PLN 204 million Częstochowa received 144 million of EU co-financing.