Motorway 8 (Greece)

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A8 motorway shield

A8 motorway
Αυτοκινητόδρομος 8
Route information
Part of E94 and E65
Maintained by Olympia Odos S.A.
Length: 215 km (134 mi)
History: 1962–1973: Constructed as National Road 8A
2008: Eleusis–Corinth section reassigned as A8 motorway
Since 2008: Corinth–Rio section upgraded to dual carriageway standard
Major junctions
East end: Eleusis East
  Eleusis interchange:
Autokinetodromos A6 number.svg to Athens airport
Corinth interchange:
Autokinetodromos A7 number.svg to Kalamata
West end: Rio interchange:
Autokinetodromos A5 number.svg to Ioannina and Patros
Location
Regions: Attica, Peloponnese, West Greece
Major cities: Eleusis, Corinth, Aigio
Highway system
Motorways in Greece

The Greek Motorway 8 (Greek: Αυτοκινητόδρομος 8), is a motorway in Greece, partially under construction. Part of the Olympia Odos network, the motorway connects Athens with Patras in southwestern Greece, spanning a total of 215 km (134 mi).

The motorway replaces Greek National Road 8A, which is being upgraded to modern motorway standards. The completion date was scheduled for 2014.[1] As of 2012, the easternmost section between Corinth and Eleusis of the A8 motorway has been completed.[2]

Construction[edit]

Section Length Description
Elefsina to Corinth 63.2 km (39.27 mi)[citation needed] Existing motorway; To be modified to current motorway standards.
Corinth to Patras 120 km (74.56 mi)[citation needed] New motorway to be built; located near or parallel to existing Greek National Road 8A[citation needed]

Operation[edit]

Main article: Olympia Odos

Olympia Odos S.A. will maintain and operate the road for a total of 30 years. Operations will include two Traffic Control Centers built to operate 24/7 in order to handle emergency calls, as well as monitor traffic situations and contact emergency services when needed. Also included, will be 24/7 patrols, worksite protection, timley detection and response to incidents, and special services in the winter.

During the construction phase, routine maintenance and work for all parts of the infrastructure of the existing National roads will be conducted.

Facilities[edit]

As of 2012, there are 4 toll stations in the GR-8A/A8: at Eleusis, the Isthmus, Zevgolateio and Rio. The section between Eleusis and Corinth has 3 lanes per direction. There are service areas in Nea Peramos, Megara, Isthmus, Kiato, Akrata and Aigio.[2]

Exit list[edit]

Regional unit Exit Name[2] Destinations Notes
West Attica 1 Eleusis east GR-EO-8.svg GR-8 Eastern terminus of the motorway
1A Eleusis airport Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
1B Eleusis centre Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
2 Eleusis west GR-EO-3.svg GR-3 Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
3 Eleusis interchange Autokinetodromos A6 number.svg A6 Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
4 Megara east, Nea Peramos Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
5 Megara south Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
7 Kineta Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
Corinthia 8 Agioi Theodoroi Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
9 Isthmia, Epidaurus Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
10 Corinth, Examilia Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
11 Corinth interchange Autokinetodromos A7 number.svg A7 Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
12 Ancient Corinth End of the dual carriageway section, start of the Greek National Road 8A

Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - P-27a.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg

Zevgolateio Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Kiato Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Xylokastro Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Lykoporia Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Derveni Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Achaea Akrata Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Trapeza, Kalavryta Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Nikolaiika Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Aigio east GR-EO-31.svg GR-31 Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Aigio west GR-EO-8.svg GR-8 Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Selianitika GR-EO-8.svg GR-8 Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Psathopyrgos Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
Arachovitika Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-24.svg Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 - K-20.svg
University of Patras Traffic Sign GR - KOK 2009 OMOE-KSA 2003 - PI-27 - squared - VCT.svg
Rio interchange Autokinetodromos A5 number.svg A5 Western terminus of the Greek National Road 8A

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