Two firms will design four transport nodes

The City Hall of Katowice has just chosen preferred bidders which will prepare detailed projects of four transport nodes. The documentation will be drawn by two companies.

The transport nodes will be erected in four locations in Katowice – in Brynów, Ligota and Zawodzie districts as well as in the City center on Sądowa St. The nodes will act as central points of the park and ride system and will be erected to facilitate travelling to the City center with a change from cars to trams, buses or trains. Apart from the parking system, a new infrastructure of tram and bus stops will be created.

The Brynów, Zawodzie and Sądowa nodes will be designed by the Meritum Projekt company from Mikołów. The project of the Ligota node will be prepared by Grontmij Poland. Both firms will prepare a building project, detailed engineering and bill of quantities. The orderer obligated the chosen companies to make two design options for each of the nodes and three options for the Brynów node. The contractors are obliged to file the final documentation in the City Hall at the beginning of 2015.

The biggest node will be located in Brynów where about 800 parking places are planned. 400 vehicles would be parked in Zawodzie, 150 cars on Sądowa St. The smallest one is the Ligota node where only from ten to twenty parking lots are designed.

The development of the all four transport nodes would cost approximately PLN 165 million. The City Hall of Katowice will apply for the European Union funds to cover the expenses of the investment. It is expected to deliver the nodes by the end of 2017.