[3/4/2019] Poland: more fluid traffic in and around Krakow
The new bypass will connect this business activity zone to a new exit currently being built on A4 – Poland’s longest motorway, which runs east-west.
In addition to the 2.1-kilometre bypass, a 150-metre rail bridge will also be built along with two bridges spanning the Zakrzówek and Podłężanka rivers. All of this work must be completed by mid 2021.
Economic players in the region have been waiting for this investment project for several years; this initiative will foster further development on the western side of Greater Krakow. This is also a key investment in terms of safety and well-being for local residents since the bypass will relieve local roads of heavy traffic from Niepołomice. Currently, 155,000 vehicles a day use this zone; however, it is estimated that by 2035, that figure will rise by 70%.