15 Sep 2022

Visit to the worksites of Patras-Pyrgos

A visit and a guided tour for journalists was organized today Wednesday September 14, 2022 to the new Patras-Pyrgos Section of Olympia Odos. The project was inaugurated last March by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the political leadership of the Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport.

Journalists from Athens, Patras and Ilia had the opportunity to be informed about the progress of the project, to see the new alignment of the motorway and to visit the worksites of the three construction companies that have undertaken the project (AVAX, AKTOR, TERNA), which are set up along the 74.5 km of Patras-Pyrgos section.

The journalists were given a tour of the project by the President and CEO of Olympia Odos, Mr. Panayiotis Papanikolas, accompanied by representatives of the Construction Joint Venture and the heads of the worksites. Mr. Papanikolas described the difficulties, but also the progress of the works, stating that the construction is currently ahead of schedule. He also clarified that the first section from Midilogli to Kato Achaia, 13 km long, is being constructed on the existing alignment, while the rest of the project from Kato Achaia to Pyrgos presents a new alignment. The works currently being carried out are mainly earthworks and construction of underpasses, culverts and the Kato Achaia Interchange.