Attica Tollway (Attiki Odos), is a modern high standard motorway extending throughout the Greek capital and constituting the first major co-financed road project constructed in Greece on a concession basis, through an international tender from the Greek State.
The total construction cost of Attica Tollway amounted to €1.3 billion and was financed by 35% by the Greek State, including funds from the Community Support Framework, while the Concession Company “Attiki Odos S.A.” (in which AKTOR CONCESSIONS holds a 65.8% share) covered the remaining 65%, using equity and loan capital from the European Investment Bank and Commercial Banks.
The Concession Agreement was signed on May 23rd, 1996, and its expiration date has been set to October 5th, 2024.
Attica Tollway constitutes the connecting link of the PATHE road axis (Patras – Athens – Thessaloniki – Evzoni), as it connects the Athens – Patras National Road with the Athens – Lamia National Road, by-passing the centre of Athens.
Being a closed motorway, it has controlled access points and consists of two sections, which are perpendicular to one another: the Elefsina – Stavros – Spata A/P motorway (ESSM), extending along approximately 52 km and the Imittos Western Peripheral Motorway (IWPM), extending along approximately 13 km, while also including a 5 km part of the Western Peripheral Egaleo Motorway (EWPM).
Attica Tollway has a total length of 70 km and includes, among others, 29 Interchanges, 25 Motorway Underpasses, 38 Rail Bridges, as well as 56 Tunnels/Cut and Cover sections with a total length of 12.6 km.