Almost €348 million will be needed for a 32km extension to Poland’s A2 motorway from Biala Podlaska to Terespol, near the border with Belarussia.
A tender for a design and build contract is expected to be called in 2020. But funding is still not for certain under the National Road Construction Programme that looks at work until 2023.
Recently, a €1.3 million contract was signed with Multiconsult Polska to prepare an investment plan.
The A2 runs from west to east through central Poland, from the Polish-German border in Świecko/Frankfurt, where it connects to the German A12 autobahn, through Poznań and Łódź to Warsaw. It is part of the European route E30 connecting Berlin and Moscow. On 4 June 2014, the motorway was officially named Autostrada Wolności (Motorway of Freedom).
The plan is for the A2 to be gradually extended eastwards from the capital Warsaw to the Terespol area where it will connect to the M1 highway. A2 does not officially run through Warsaw. Instead the eastern and western segments will be connected by other roads including the S2 Expressway.