The northern section of the Jászberény ring road was built with a new Zagyva bridge Colas Hungária
The northern section of the Jászberény ring road was built with a new Zagyva bridge

2022. 08. 22..

On 19 August, the third phase of the Jászberény bypass was handed over on the outskirts of Jászberény. In the project of the National Infrastructure Developing Zrt., a 4.5-kilometre-long two-lane road was built, connecting highway 32 with highway 31, by Colas Út Zrt. and HE-DO Kft. The new road opened to motorists at 14.00 on Friday.

As you can see on the maps below, with the opening of the new section, the bypass is now in place on the south, east and north sides – from Nagykátai road to Hatvani road.

New bridge built over the Zagyva river

The first phase of the Jászberény bypass, 6.3 km long in the southern direction, was built in 2005, while the second phase, 2.7 km long in the south-eastern direction, was built in 2009. The project is also linked to the 2.4 km long felsőmező road, which is also an important bypass road for the city, and which was upgraded by the municipality in several phases and completed in 2010.

A 12-metre-long reinforced concrete girder bridge was also built on the new route over the first inland water channel of the Gyilkos and the common bed of the Little Gyilkos Canal, while a 66.2-metre-long reinforced concrete girder bridge was built at the crossing of the Zagyva River.

At the beginning of the construction phase, the road section started with a lane correction at the junction with the main road 32, and at the end it joined the existing roundabout at the junction with the main road 31. At the junction of the new route and the Gyöngyös-Jászberényi road 3203, a four-way roundabout with a radius of 25 metres was built, with the Gyöngyös branch being renovated for 150 metres and the Jászberény line for 500 metres. A network of 2.5 kilometres of service roads has been created to access the surrounding properties.

Jászberény gets clearway access, M4 development continues

The event on Friday was also attended by János Lázár, Minister of Construction and Investment. “In this region, in this county, we have built about 300 km of roads in the last 12 years and we have plans and ideas to build another 300 km of roads”, the Minister said. “By 2030, we want the Hungarian transport infrastructure to be one of the most advanced in terms of infrastructure, quality and operational excellence in Europe. Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County has a particularly important role to play in this, as the southern part of the county is affected by the construction of the M44 road between Kecskemét and Békéscsaba.”

In his speech, he referred to two other major investments: “We are making a huge step forward by continuing the construction of the M4 despite the economic difficulties, with an investment of around HUF 200 billion. It is also an important step forward for the region that in the next period the government is able to support and prepare the connection of Jászberény and the M3 motorway with a 4-lane road.”

Jászság has moved closer to the capital

János Pócs, Member of Parliament for the second constituency of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county, called the newly handed over project of historic importance. After 2010 we started a complex reconstruction of the road 32 from Hatvan to Jászfényszaru and from there to Jászberény. Now that the bypass has been completed, Jászság is closer to the M3 motorway and the capital, if not in terms of kilometres, but in terms of travel time and comfort.”

József Pántya, the road development director of NIF Zrt., pointed out that the bypass will also significantly reduce the risk of traffic accidents in the area. From this autumn, the people of Jászberény will no longer have to deal with heavy lorry traffic through the city, which will reduce noise and air pollution.”

Colas Hungária