It will be harder to drive on Hungary’s two busy motorways from tomorrow due to reconstruction works. The two lines concerned are M3 leading to Slovakia and Ukraine, and M7, leading to Lake Balaton and Croatia.
According to Világgazdaság, the reconstruction project will start on 300 kilometres on Monday. The operator, Hungarian Concession Infrastructure Development Plc. (MKIF), asks everybody to be informed before starting a journey.
Traffic diversion signs are being put out today in four segments of the M7 motorway and one segment on the M3. The work will start tomorrow on those five segments. In 2023, the plans involve the renovation of 297 kilometres and 2 million square metres of old, ageing pavement, 30 rest areas and several bridges on the M1, M3, M35 and M7 motorways.
The project “broke ground” on 12 April with dismantling the Letenye border crossing. That is because Croatia became a member of the Schengen Zone. That work will last for five weeks. Meanwhile, MKIF plans to renew 20 bridges near Balatonőszöd, Fonyód, Siófok and Zamárdi. Asphalting will start on the M7 motorway near Zalaszentjakab and the M3 motorway close to Nagyfüged.
The company drew the attention of drivers to www.utinform.hu, their website and social media site where they can find relevant information. They promised they will finish the work on M7 during the summer holiday.