The Polish government has adopted some €62.5 billion (294 billion zloty) program for the construction of roads and highways that will be the biggest in Polish history, according to Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
The large-scale road building program is a multi-annual venture stretching into 2030, with a possibility of extension until 2033. It will include an expressway (S5) between Grudziądz and Ostróda in the north of Poland, a large ring road (S50) for Warsaw, and a major road (S10) between the capital and the northwestern city of Szczecin, officials said
According to Morawiecki, the infrastructure investments are key for economic development and will mean that in five to ten years, “Poland will have one of the best connected road networks in Europe.”
“Despite the war in Ukraine and the pandemic, the investment program is not slowing down,” added the prime minister.
Morawiecki said that the program “foresees 294 billion złoty (€62.5 billion) for new roads and this funding is guaranteed.”
The new roads are expected to be built by 2033 at the latest and total some 2,000 kilometers in length, according to officials.
Transport Minister Andrzej Adamczyk noted that Poland is currently the biggest market for road and rail investments. He said that the program will cover all regions of the country. The government also feels that the program is interesting for both foreign and domestic investors in relation to commercial projects along the routes of the new or improved roads.