Nea Odos: Completion of Ionia Odos south section
Nea Odos gives notice that, on Thursday, June 1, the Ionia Odos remaining south section will be delivered on traffic and motorway connection with Rio – Antirrio “Charilaos Trikoupi” Bridge will be completed.
The under-delivery new section, of a total length of 6,5 km, starts from the connecting point at Antirrio Bridge and ends to the entry point of Klokova tunnel. Important structures such as Antirrio Intersection and Makynia tunnel, of double-branch with two traffic lanes per direction, of a total length of 500m, shall be included at this section.
Upon delivery of this motorway section, a 102-km complete section, of safe modern motorway with 2 traffic lanes & an Emergency Lane is being constructed. Furthermore, the journey time from Antirrio to Amfilochia is being reduced by approximately 50 minutes – instead of 1 hour and 35 minutes – due to the existing National Road. We would like to highlight that Ionia Odos section, from Sellades, Prefecture of Arta, to Perdika, Prefecture of Ioannina, of a total length of 53 km, is operational.
Today, the Ionia Odos operational sections will cut the journey time taken from Antirrio to Ioannina, from 3,5 hours to 2 hours; a saving of 1 hour and 30 minutes upon full motorway construction.
We would like to remind everyone that, until the new section delivery on Thursday, and the removal of the existing traffic arrangements, traffic will be conducted from the existing Antirrio – Ioannina National Road bypassing the Mount Klokova, up to Kalavrouza, where drivers will be able to enter into the Ionia Odos operating sections through a temporary ring junction (circular intersection). On Thursday, delivery will be made in two phases. At first, the traffic lane direction to Antirrio will be delivered in order for all necessary works to be carried out (signage modification, temporary entries exclusion, alignments etc.), while traffic lane direction to Ioannina will be delivered at noon. For any additional information, drivers may call the Ionia Odos Customer Call Service at 2641 306 306.
In conclusion, Nea Odos has taken all necessary measures for the safety of drivers, while relevant temporary signs will be installed in the area to provide full information. Nea Odos wants to thank the drivers for their understanding and also invites them to strictly follow the relevant signs and to show extreme caution.