Int’l tender for greater Athens’ main ring road tollway

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), Greece’s semi-autonomous privatization agency, on Thursday announced a new international tender for the Attica motorway concession, a semi-circular tollway that extends from Elefsina, west of greater Athens, to the Greek capital commercial airport.

The concession involves the financing, operation, maintenance and exploitation of the 70-kilometer tollway for 25 years.

HRADF describes the highway as a “ring road of the greater metropolitan area of Athens and the backbone of the road network of the whole Attica prefecture… with two separate directional carriageways, each consisting of three lanes and an emergency lane.”

The Attica Motorway (Attiki Odos) is part of main north-south national road axis.

The agency said the tender process for the concession will be conducted in two phases: pre-qualification followed by binding offers.