The last section of the A1 motorway in Poland from Częstochowa to Tuszyn will be co-financed from EU funds. The European Commission has given the green light, the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy reported. The support is to amount to approximately PLN 1.7 billion.
As noted by Deputy Minister of Funds and Regional Policy, Waldemar Buda, quoted in the ministry’s announcement, thanks to the efforts of the MFiPR, the European Commission approved the application for EU funding for the construction of the A1 motorway from the Częstochowa bypass to Tuszyn. EU support for the construction of over 80 km of road section will amount to nearly PLN 1.7 billion.
A1 motorway – deputy minister with the importance of the road
It has been written that the A1 motorway in the section from Częstochowa to Tuszyn is located along the international E75 route and it is the last missing section of the A1 motorway in Poland. EU funding comes from the Infrastructure and Environment Program 2014-2021.
– After the construction of this section, the road from Gdańsk to the border with the Czech Republic will have the parameters of a motorway. The investment brings a number of benefits. It will, inter alia, increase safety, reduce the number of accidents, ensure the free movement of people, goods and services, and improve the accessibility of the TEN-T Baltic-Adriatic trans-European core network corridor, noted Deputy Minister Buda.
As part of the project “Construction of the A1 motorway, section end of the Częstochowa – Tuszyn bypass”, almost 81 kilometers of new road will be built, including bridges, viaducts, Passenger Service Areas and environmental protection devices. The section from the Częstochowa bypass to Tuszyn runs through two voivodeships: Łódzkie (63.81 km) and Śląskie (16.91 km). The investment is to be completed by November 2022.
– The A1 motorway is particularly important for Poland’s transport accessibility and its connections with neighboring countries from the north to the south of the Tri-City through Toruń, Łódź, Częstochowa and the Upper Silesian Conurbation to the southern border – emphasized Buda.
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