Final stretch of Athens-Kalamata highway to open by end-month


The Tsakona Bridge, the last remaining stretch of new highway yet to be completed near Kalamata, is due to open to the public before the end of this month.

The GEK-Terna consortium, which is responsible for the challenging engineering project, said that cars will be able to cross the bridge from January 24.

This means that part of the highway (between the Paradeisio and Tsakona junctions) will be closed from Friday and for the next nine days so engineering work can be carried out.

The steel arch bridge, which was planned after a landslide destroyed a road in the area in 2003, stretches over some 300 meters and cost around 19 million euros.