is a planned Motorway
to link the city of Paphos
, a small town in the north west of the island.
This motorway is one of the oldest demands of locals, due to number of accidents happened on the B7 road
(current route towards Polis), and due to the constant heavy traffic on it. Τhis is the first motorway project in Cyprus, which is going to be performed through the Design, Build, Finance and Operate method (DBFO). After several bureaucratic delays, plans are completed, and offers were made from 5 construction consortia. Although at first it was decided that the consortium called "Kinyras" was the preferred bidder, Kinyras claiming rising costs due to the ongoing financial crisis attempted rising it's financial demands, hence putting the whole project in hiatus. Following government's refusal to pay more for an already expensive project, talks moved to the second preferred bidder the Austrian-Cypriot consortium "Strabag-Nemesis". If an agreement is reached construction can commence as soon as the first quarter of 2011 with a 2015 deadline.
The A7 will be the most expensive road project ever being held by the Republic of Cyprus
, with an 447 million Euros price tag. Plans include 3 tunnels 7 bridges, 8 grade separated interchanges
and 25 underpasses . The scheme is projected to take 4,5 years to complete and it will branch off the A6
right after the Anatoliko... Read More