Laying the foundations for better road transport
Investment into the road network in the Hungarian Central-Transdanubian region is aiming to improve regional accessibility, and give a boost to the local economy.
The infrastructure project has three elements, including resurfacing a 21 km-long stretch of what is known locally as Road 62. It also involves building bypasses to the cities of Perkáta and Seregélyes, each 6 km and 10 km in length respectively. The final segment comprises the construction of a 1.4 km long overpass over the Budapest – Székesfehérvár - Nagykanizsa railway line.
Driving up economic prospects
People who live along the route of Road 62, some 160 000 residents, stand to benefit from the improvements. In addition, the 9 000 inhabitants of Perkáta and Seregélyes will see a significant drop in traffic - estimated at between 5 000 and 6 000 vehicles per day - as a consequence of the new bypasses. It is expected that upgraded Highway 62 will carry around 12 500 vehicles per day.
This will result in 84,2 % savings in travel time and 5,9 % savings in accident costs. There will also be a saving in the cost of vehicle operation, estimated at 6,2 %, along with a 3,7 % saving in environmental costs.
One of the main objectives of the scheme is to improve accessibility within the Central-Transdanubian region. It is hoped that this, in turn, will contribute to the region’s competitiveness and improved economic growth.
Moreover, 20 jobs are expected to be created during the implementation of the project.
Total investment and EU funding
Total investment for the project "Construction of Development of Highway No. 62 between M8 (new-Danube-bridge) and Székesfehérvár" is EUR 99 068 605, of which the EU´s European Regional Development Fund is contributing EUR 52 150 071 from the Operational Programme "Transport" for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority axis "Improving regional accessibility".
Operational programmeOperational Programme 'Transport'
Total InvestmentEUR 99 068 605
EU InvestmentEUR 52 150 071
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