The Municipality of Mikepércs has re-launched the public procurement for the construction of a cycle path within the municipality, connecting Mikepércs with Sáránd.
This is the fourth round of the procurement procedure. In the first round, only invalid bids were received, and in the second round, the company’s bid with the best offer was higher than the funds the municipality had available for the project. It was then decided to reduce the technical content and replace the inland section with a cycle track. In the third procedure, it looked as if there would be a contractor, but the company withdrew.
Zoltán Tímár, the mayor of Mikepércs, told local newspaper that at that time, in the post-pandemic boom, businesses had a lot of orders, and the Russian-Ukrainian war brought price increases, which may have led to the third procedure being unsuccessful. Now they are hoping that, with fewer government orders and less EU funding coming in, contractors will have less work to do, and more of them are likely to bid for the job and offer a good price.
Firms can apply until 19th of July, and the winning firm will have four months to complete the work from the date of taking delivery of the site. The development does not only include an inland section, as the administrative boundary of Mikepércs extends as far as the railway station in Sárárd, where the cycle path would be built.
“It will be a cycle track in the inner area and a cycle route in the outer area. The roads on the inland sections where the cycle track will be built will also receive new asphalt pavement,” Zoltán Tímár said.
The cycle path between Debrecen and Mikepércs, south of the county seat, was opened in May 2016, but the cycle path ends relatively soon inside the village, from where cyclists can continue on the main road or by turning off into smaller streets.
The cycle path between Berettyóújfalu and Tépe was completed in the summer of 2020, since then the cycle path between Derecske and the town has been built, and at the end of 2021, the 4.4-kilometre two-way cycle path connecting Sáránd and Derecske was also opened.
The only missing sections of the Debrecen-Grade Oradea cycle route are the section between Mikepércs and Sáránd and the section in the centre of Mikepércs.
The most difficult part of the construction will be the level crossing, which is being designed to meet the requirements of the planned future railway track renewal.
Mayor Zoltán Tímár also said that a cycling rest point would be built from EU and city resources in another project, as there is no such rest point between Debrecen and Oradea. This resting point will also have a repair station where cyclists can repair their bikes with the tools provided.
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