The History of the Egnatia Motorway
The Project Identity
The Significance of the Project
Project Cost
The Construction of the Egnatia Motorway
The Bridges
Tunnels
The Demanding Geotechnical Works
The Egnatia Motorway in Epirus
The Egnatia Motorway in Western Macedonia
The Egnatia Motorway in Central Macedonia
The Egnatia Motorway in Eastern Macedonia & Τhrace
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THE EGNATIA ODOS PROJECT IS FUNDED BY:
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EUROPEAN UNION
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK
COMMUNITY SUPPORT FRAMEWORK (2000 - 2006)
NATIONAL STRATEGIC REFERENCE FRAMEWORK (NSRF) 2007-2013
MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND NETWORKS
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The Project Identity  

STRETCHING: From Igoumenitsa in the Prefecture of Thesprotia to Kipi in the Prefecture of Evros
PROJECT LENGTH: 670 kilometres
SERVING THE REGIONS OF:

Thesprotia - Ioannina - Grevena - Kozani - Imathia - Thessaloniki - Kavala - Xanthi - Rodopi – Evros

LINKED WITH THE BORDERS OF:

Albania - FYROM - Bulgaria - Turkey, through nine major vertical axes

PASSING THROUGH THE TOWNS OF:

Igoumenitsa - Ioannina - Metsovo - Grevena - Kozani - Veroia - Thessaloniki - Kavala - Xanthi - Komotini – Alexandroupoli

LINKED WITH THE PORTS OF:

Igoumenitsa - Thessaloniki - Kavala - Alexandroupoli

AND THE AIRPORTS OF:

Ioannina - Kastoria - Kozani - Thessaloniki - Kavala – Alexandroupoli

PASSING NEAR:

332 towns and villages, 30 touristic or otherwise special locations
SERVING THE INDUSTRIAL ZONES OF: Ioannina - Florina - Edessa - Thessaloniki - Kilkis - Serres - Drama - Xanthi - Komotini – Alexandroupolis, either directly or through its vertical axes
PROPOSING AND FINANCING: Archaeological excavations, protection of monuments, environmental protection projects (biotopes, etc.)
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS: A dual carriageway with two traffic lanes per direction, a central reserve and an emergency lane.

Major construction units:

 63 road interchanges
 177 major bridges, approximately 40 km long (longer than 50m)and many smaller ones
 350 entrance / exit overbridges and underpasses of a combined length of 50km
 73 twin-bore tunnels (max. length 4.8 km) of a combined length of approximately 50km (or 100km measured as single-carriageway ones)
 43 river crossings
 11 railway crossings

The Motorway zone of influence represents:

 36% of the country’s population
 33% of the country’s GNP
 In the primary sector, 54% of the country’s agricultural land and 65% of the total irrigated land. In the secondary sector, 41% of the country’s employment in industry/small trade
 51% of the country’s extractive industry   

The overall construction cost of the Egnatia Motorway amounts to 6b€ (exclusive of VAT).

 



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