Launching the Polish capital’s new Southern Bridge at a ceremony on Tuesday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the massive road project was one of the biggest in the country's modern history.
He added that the ring road was finally opening to traffic after being on the drawing board for decades.
The last section of Warsaw's Southern Beltway, comprising a 2-kilometer tunnel under the city’s Ursynów district, is scheduled to open in the first half of next year.
The entire project carries a price tag of around PLN 4.6 billion (EUR 1 billion, USD 1.25 billion), including almost PLN 1.7 billion in European Union funds, state news agency PAP reported.
Poland's Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk said earlier this year that more than 2,400 projects were in progress throughout the country to build and modernize roads despite the coronavirus pandemic, helping save some 1.5 million jobs in the process.
Source: IAR, PAP, TVP Info