Driskos Tunnel

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Driskos Tunnel
A2 Motorway, Greece - Section Ioannina-Driskos - Driskos-Tunnel, southern entry - 03.jpg
Overview
LocationIoannina, Greece
Coordinates39°39′24.9″N 20°57′38.0″E / 39.656917°N 20.960556°E / 39.656917; 20.960556
StatusOperational
RouteAutokinetodromos A2 number.svg
Operation
Work begun2001
Opened18 June 2008
OperatorEgnatia Odos S.A.
Trafficautomotive
CharacterTwin-tube motorway tunnel
Technical
Length4,800 m (15,700 ft)
No. of lanes2x2

The Driskos Tunnel (Greek: Σήραγγα Δρίσκου) is a 4.5 kilometres long tunnel on the Egnatia Odos motorway. It passes underneath the Mitsikeli mountain. Works began in 2001 as part of the Ioannina-Arachthos segment of the motorway, one of its most challenging and costly segments. Its construction faced challenges, as it was built under a mountain containing sandstone. It is the longest road tunnel of the whole motorway and it was the longest in Greece, until the 6 kilometres long T2 Tunnel of the A1 Motorway completed in 2017.

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