According to the plans of the Magyar Koncessziós Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Zrt. (Hungarian Concession Infrastructure Development PLC), we can expect 272 kilometres of new highways in the next 11 years. The company took over the operation and maintenance of 1,237 kilometres of expressways from the Magyar Közút Nonprofit Zrt. (Hungarian Public Roads) on the 1st of September.
During the 35 years long concession period, the Magyar Koncessziós Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Zrt. will maintain 1,237 kilometres of already existing expressways and expand the network by 272 kilometres in the first decade.
The plans include the construction of the M81 road, aimed to relieve the traffic load on the M0. It will be 102 kilometres long, from Komárom to Sárbogár, touching Székesfehérvár too. This route will continue under the name M8 from Sárbogárd to Kecskemét, 76 kilometres, crossing paths with the M6 road.
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The company will finish the construction of the M3’s 31-kilometre-long section between Vásárosnamény and Beregdaróc, reaching the Ukrainian border. According to the plans, the entire length of M4 should be completed while the last part to be built is a 61-kilometre-long road connecting Kisújszállás and Berettyóújfalu.
During the next 11 years of the development period, the company will construct hundreds of bridges, over- and underpasses. They will renovate 538 kilometres of highways, and add new lanes on 237 kilometres.
According to the contract, the Hungarian state will renovate part of the expressways the company took over. By the end of the construction, the Koncessziós Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Zrt. will maintain 1,670 kilometres of expressway network. By the end of the concession period, the company returns a fully renovated and guaranteed road network to the Hungarian state. The costs of the work are moderate compared to the availability fee of the M5-M6 motorway. While in the case of the new construction, this means spending 230 billion forints (EUR 572,351,365.77) next year. The M5 and M6 will cost taxpayers a total of 151.3 billion – writes Világgazdaság.
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