Attiki Odos S.A.
Concessionaire Company of the Attiki Odos Motorway
41.9 km. Attiki Odos, GR-190 02 Peania, Athens, Greece
Attica Tollway is a pioneering project constructed on a concession basis and constitutes one of the biggest co-financed road projects in Europe. It belongs to the first generation of co-financed projects awarded in Greece during the '90s and, essentially, paved the way and laid the foundations for the execution of future successful concession contracts, in Greece and in other European countries.
Attica Tollway is a modern motorway extending along 70 km. It constitutes the ring road of the greater metropolitan area of Athens and the backbone of the road network of the whole Attica prefecture. It is an urban motorway, with two separate directional carriageways, each consisting of 3 lanes and an emergency lane. The suburban railway of Athens has been constructed in the central reservation of the motorway. Attica Tollway constitutes a unique piece of infrastructure, even for Europe, since it is essentially a closed toll motorway, within a metropolitan capital, where the problem of traffic congestion is acute.
Attica Tollway is part of the PATHE road axis (Patra - Athens - Thessaloniki - Evzoni) and connects the Athens - Lamia National Road with the Athens - Κorinthοs National Road, by-passing the center of Athens.