Delivery of materials required for the maintenance and repair of paved roads in the central area of the Kingdom of Poland after the fall of the November Uprising

Necessary for the maintenance of the main road infrastructure in the Kingdom of Poland at acceptable and sustainable level, the delivery of stone materials was secured in the first half of the 1830s by a) the initial continuation of pre-revolutionary solutions and b) the introduction of new bidding regulations in May 1833. It soon turned out, however, that the copious bid rigging among bidders made the process of supplying of these scare materials relatively costly. Thus, in the mid-1830s, the Directorate of Land and Water Communications and - superior to this transportation institution - the Government Commission for Internal, Spiritual and Public Enlightenment Affairs at least partly solved this problem by concluding a 10-year agreement to supply different types of gravel and crushed stones on a national scale with the energetic entrepreneur, S.N. Posner. Furthermore, this entrepreneur also enjoyed the right to participate in (and control) local tenders for the delivery of road materials. As a result, in 1836 alone, savings were reported, which were equal to 28% of the sum previously paid for the supply of materials necessary to maintain and repair major roads.


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  • Accession Number: 01717239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2018 2:57PM