The contract for the construction of part of the north road axis to bypass Malia has been signed. According to the terms of the contract, the 5.5-km-long road will be completed by the end of 2008 with a budget of 16 million euros.
Today the Heraklion-Agios Nikolaos national road is interrupted outside Hersonissos and drivers are forced to go through Stalida and Malia, causing significant delays.
The whole Stalida-Malia bypass is 8.5 km long and includes two viaducts. The first three-kilometre stretch is already well on the way to completion by a different contractor.