Today – Monday, August 9 – another section of the Via Baltica route will be put into use. It will be a fragment of the S61 expressway, from the Kolno junction to the Szczuczyn bypass.
According to the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, the section opened on Monday is 34 km long. It is a two-road section of the S61 route, running from the Kolno junction, through the Stawiska bypass to the Szczuczyn bypass.
As emphasized in the GDDKiA announcement, this is another section of Via Baltica put into use this year. “The sections commissioned for traffic, together with the second carriageway of the Szczuczyn bypass, which was completed last year, and a fragment of the Stawiska bypass, form an approximately 44-kilometer long, continuous section of the S61” – recalled Tomasz Żuchowski, p.o. General Director for National Roads and Motorways.
The S61 expressway, as highlighted in the communication, is part of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). To a large extent, the construction of the route on the Ostrów Mazowiecka-Szczuczyn section is financed by the European Union – EU funds allocated for this purpose amount to PLN 1.63 billion, out of the total construction cost of PLN 3 billion.