Running for 452 kilometres across Central Poland, the A2 motorway is one of the country’s most significant road infrastructure projects. 

Originating in Świecko/Frankfurt (Oder) on the Polish-German border, it connects Poznań, Łódź and Warsaw to the Polish-Belarusian border in Kukuryki. 

We were appointed to oversee both the design and construction of four sections of the route located in Central East Poland. 

Once complete, the new A2 motorway will form a key part of the European motorway network – linking the Polish and German capitals of Warsaw and Berlin, reducing journey times, and boosting economic growth. 

What is AECOM’s role on the A2 motorway in Poland? 

As design and construction supervisor, we are responsible for coordinating all activities and administration from pre-construction to the construction and post-construction stages for all four sections of the route (totalling 63.4 kilometres).  

This involves ensuring all works comply with the FIDIC Yellow Book – the conditions of contract developed by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers for design-build construction projects – and Polish construction law.  

In addition, we worked with the works contractor to prepare a user-friendly works programme, assessing risk, potential impact and developing remedial actions where necessary. 

Our teams are also continuing to provide monitoring throughout the works, as well as clear and accurate reporting to the employer. 

A bridge on the A2 motorway

Addressing complex challenges 

The sheer scale of the project presents numerous challenges. With four independent sections to manage, effective coordination has been essential.  

As a result, our team is working closely with three different contractors on four separate sections to ensure smooth and timely implementation of the works contract within the allocated budget. 

One critical aspect of the project has been the implementation of environmental protection measures. 

Thanks to our expertise, we advised on the most appropriate measures to limit disturbance and support local wildlife. These measures, which are now being implemented, include building animal crossings, installing noise-reduction barriers, planting along roadsides for habitat restoration, and designing efficient drainage systems.  

Integration with the trans-European road network 

Until now, the east-west axis of the country has been primarily served by the National Route 2, which runs adjacent to the A2 motorway. This single carriageway road is used by approximately 17,000 vehicles per day, including a high proportion of heavy vehicle traffic. 

By providing a new direct link from eastern Poland to Warsaw, the new A2 motorway will not only considerably relieve traffic congestion but it will also form an integral part of the wider trans-European road network – improving accessibility across the region.