The City Hall of Katowice issued a tender for companies interested in redeveloping the Market Square – Roundabout area’s tram line. An estimated worth of the contract is PLN 37,16 million excluding VAT. The companies can file their bids until 10th of October 2011. The lowest price will be the only criteria while evaluating the bids.
It will be the first stage of the announced redevelopment of the City Center. The stage is divided into two subtasks. The construction work of the first one will include a reconstruction of the double-track tram line and its infrastructure situated between the Roundabout and Moniuszki St. The second subtask embraces a rebuilding of the tram line in the area of the Market Square, Św. Jana and Kochanowskiego streets (the line located under the railway overbridge) as well as a removal of the tram line from Pocztowa and Dworcowa streets.
Also, the works will involve a construction of a tram bridge over the “Rawa” river, new tram platforms, tram wires, road surfaces (mostly on Św. Jana St.), traffic lights, redevelopment of a sewerage system and power network.
A chosen company or consortium of companies will have twelve months to conduct the construction work. Competitive tenders for construction work of a new road system in the Market Square – Roundabout area and a redevelopment of the “Rawa” river’s bed are planned to be announced in the months to come.
See a map showing the new tram line and visualization of the future City Center >>>