Poland to invest EUR 541.3 million in road infrastructure


Poland will earmark PLN 2.5 billion (EUR 541.3 million) from the National Road Fund to the Safe Road Infrastructure Programme for 2021-2024 aimed at increasing the protection of road users, the Infrastructure Ministry said in a press release on Thursday.

The ministry said public consultations on the safe roads project have already started. The main goal of the programme, run by the Infrastructure Ministry, is to improve road safety on national roads administered by Poland's General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA).

The purpose of the project is also to reduce the number of accidents and their victims, the ministry said.

Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk said that road traffic safety is a government priority, next to the construction of a modern network of highways and expressways, support for local governments in the construction and modernisation of local roads and the fight against transport exclusion.

Under the programme, GDDKiA will build sidewalks, pedestrian and bicycle routes, bicycle paths, bus bays, left-turn lanes, footbridges and crossings. The works will also include the installation of road signs and traffic lights at intersections and pedestrian crossings and improvement of visibility at intersections and roadway entrances, including entry and exit lanes.