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17 bids were received to construct the bicycle-pedestrian link between Armilla and the PTS

The Ministry of Public Works received 17 bids for the construction of the bicycle-pedestrian connection (PTS/Armilla) between Health Technology Park (PTS).

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17 bids were received to construct the bicycle-pedestrian link between Armilla and the PTS

The Ministry of Public Works received 17 bids for the construction of the bicycle-pedestrian connection (PTS/Armilla) between Health Technology Park (PTS). This infrastructure was designed as a route for the Granada Metro. Up to 27 construction companies participated in this tender. Some of them were grouped together in UTEs (temporary unification of companies). The base budget for the tender is 4,277.43434 euros and co-financed by React-EU funds from the European Union. Eight months are expected to be required for execution.

This new service route for the Granada Metro will cross the A-44 ring road. It is designed to be a safe and comfortable connection for active mobility and respect for the environment. Since the opening of the nearby shopping center, it has been a very popular action.

The state owns the underpass that runs under the Granada A-444 bypass. This is the most complex technical part of the project. A second underpass will also be constructed under the A-44 collector branch. Caissons have been chosen as the method of construction for the first underpass due to the high traffic intensity of the Granada ring road. This system minimizes traffic disruptions and impacts on the main road. A-44. This involves building the structure completely outside of the road platform. The structure is then placed in its final location through an excavation phase followed by a simultaneous translation phase.

With a length of 757m, the cycle-pedestrian connection runs mostly on public land. Its layout is almost parallel to the Granada Metro line and adjoins the Parque Tecnologico stop and the Sierra Nevada stop. The route starts at the avenue of Knowledge in Granada capital. It crosses under a traffic collector road, the A-44 motorway and ends at Darwin de Armilla street. This intersection is right next to the Sierra Nevada metro station.

This section will measure five meters in width to accommodate both the bicycle path and pedestrian street. Each use will have a 2.5-meter width. It is slopeless at 6%, and its width is not less than 2.5 meters. This allows it to be considered a bicycle-pedestrian path that can be used by all users.

The cycle path runs through Armilla and the project allows for urban integration so that cyclists and pedestrians can use it naturally. This has allowed for the creation of garden areas, shade trees, bike racks, and other services. To ensure security along the route, lighting will be installed in all places and particularly at the underpasses.

BIM Methodology was used to create the construction project that will support the tender. In its contract specifications, the Public Works Agency of the Junta de Andalucia required that the BIM Methodology be used for execution and monitoring of the works as well as technical assistance. It is a collaborative approach to the management of infrastructures over their entire life cycles. This focuses information on a digital model that is shared by all involved, which allows for greater efficiency and significant cost optimization.

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