New Polish road project proves driving force for economic regeneration

The construction of two new roads in Poland is designed to help attract investment to the Wielkopolskie and Dolnośląskie regions.

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The main aims of the project are to improve traffic flows on existing roads and on the inter-regional Poznan to Wroclaw links, boosting the accessibility of the whole region. The investment is also expected to cut journey times and bring improvements to road safety, and increasing the investment attractiveness of the whole region.

Two expressways

One of the schemes involves the construction of the Kaczkowo to Korzensko section of the S5 expressway, some 29.31 km in length. The four-lane road will have a speed limit of 100 km/h. The other is the Rawicz bypass, just under 9 km long and within the national road DK 36. The speed limit on this two-lane road will be 80 km/h.

Both are located in the districts of Leszno and Rawicz in the region of Wielkopolskie, and Trzebnicka and Górowska in Dolnośląskie region.

The work also include the construction of four interchanges, roundabouts, and four passenger service areas. A pedestrian and cycle route will also be built and installed in order to preserve the continuity of the existing “Rawicz Mickiewicz Cycle Route”.

Improving road safety

In addition, the installation of noise barriers, lighting, and road safety equipment is expected to enhance road safety.

Once operational, the roads are expected to result in EUR 13 148 921 savings per year for passenger transport and EUR 3 336 147 savings per year for freight.

The main aims of the project are to improve traffic flows on existing roads and on the inter-regional Poznan to Wroclaw links, boosting the accessibility of the whole region. The investment is also expected to cut journey times and bring improvements to road safety, and increasing the investment attractiveness of the whole region.

Total investment and EU funding:

Total investment for the project “Construction of the road S5 Poznań – Wrocław, section: Kaczkowo – Korzeńsko” is EUR 284 612 561, of which the EU´s European Regional Development Fund is contributing EUR 200 792 755, from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment”, for the 2007 to 2013 programming period, under the priority “Transport safety and national transport networks”.

Draft date

24/09/2014