Tuesday, August 10, 2021

By 2030, a full network of highways will be built in Poland


 Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, opening yesterday the 35 km (21.7 miles) section of the Via Baltica expressway in the Podlaskie Voivodeship, also presented the government program for the expansion of national roads in Poland until 2030.

The new program is designed so as to create a specific "backbone" of the highway system in Poland in the next 10 years, building its missing elements, both in the East-West and North-South directions. It is the  North-South highway system where the lack of expressways in Poland is the largest.

As Prime Minister emphasized, by 2030 the road program will create a coherent infrastructure whole on a national scale, and all Polish regions will be connected by a network of modern roads.

Thanks to the program, around 2,000 km (1,400 miles) of new expressways will be created, so that the total Polish network of expressways in 2030 will reach 8,000 km (4,900 miles), which will limit the communication exclusion.

The government wants to allocate approximately PLN 290 billion ($74B) for this program over the next 10 years, with as much as 80% coming from the Polish budget, and 20% from the EU budget under the 2021-2027 financial perspective.

I can't wait to drive the whole length of the highways in both directions, border-to-border.

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