Bypass to bring multiple benefits for congested town

The small town of Serock, some 30 km north of Warsaw, can look forward to a new bypass that will significantly reduce the impact of passing traffic.

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This bypass and a range of associated infrastructure will be located on the No. 61 and No. 62 national roads. Besides improving road traffic throughout the region, the project will contribute to the development of the international road network running northwards from Poland’s capital city to the Polish-Lithuanian border.

Heavy transit traffic

The investment will focus on the Legionowski district of Serock, in Masovia Province. Some 90 % of the town’s total traffic flow is currently due to cars and trucks passing through on the No. 61 (north-south) and No. 62 (east-west) national roads. This traffic places a heavy burden on Serock’s road infrastructure, while creating substantial noise and pollution.

The project aims to tackle these problems by diverting all through traffic around Serock’s main residential area, on a new dual-carriageway bypass located on national road No. 61 and a new single-carriageway section on national road No. 62. Further work will include construction of viaducts across or carrying the bypass, intersections and access roads, plus various features to improve traffic safety and environmental protection.

Dual-lane bypass

When all the work is completed, Serock will have a new 7 km dual-carriageway bypass and a new section of national road No. 62, approximately one kilometre in length. Speed limits on both will be 80 km/h. The new access roads will have a total length of some 9 km.

This new infrastructure will enhance access for transit traffic to interregional and international routes, improving the quality of life for local inhabitants and making their roads safer and more comfortable to use. Drivers of passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles will also enjoy reduced travel times – equivalent to annual savings of around EUR 8.6 m and EUR 1.9 m respectively.

Total and EU funding

The project “Serock bypass construction on the national road nr 61” has a total eligible budget of EUR 46 226 000, with the EU’s European Regional Development Fund contributing EUR 39 292 100 for the 2007 to 2013 programming period.

Draft date

04/06/2012