The Nea Odos highway is composed of two independent sections.
The first, Pathe (Athens-Skarfia), of 184 km of recently refurbished highway is the northern outlet from the capital. It forms part of the country's main artery connecting Athens and Thessalonica, the two largest cities.
The second section, the 196 km Ionia Odos, is newly built. It runs along the coast of the Ionic Sea from Patras to Ioaninna, in the north.
The Pathe section was open to traffic even during building. This circumstance provided sufficient revenues to decrease the funding needs of the highway.
|Concessionaire||Nea Odos S.A.|
|Location||Atenas-Lamia and Antirio-Ioannina|
|Customer||Ministry of Public Works of Greece|
|Equity structure||21,4% Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.|
21,4% Grupo ACS
|Opening date||January 2008|
|Concession start date||December 2007|
|Purpose||Design, construction, conservation and operation.|
|Managed investment||€ 1,687 M|
|Jobs created||500 positions|
|Length of the highway||378,7 Km|
|Number of Lanes||2-3 lanes each way|
|Payment methods accepted||Cash and TAG|
The Pathe section is a refurbished older highway with a significant concentration of traffic, especially in the stretch closest to Athens.
The second sector, the Ionia Odos, is newly built and implies a fundamental change in the north-south connection of the west coast.