This paper surveys various aspects of the road system in Poland. It includes two maps of the system. Poland is an important transit area for traffic between several other European countries, including Germany and Russia. Thus the Polish road system, and especially the Polish sections of international roads, are very important for the development of transport in Europe. There are over 365,000km of roads in Poland, including 45,600km of national roads and 52,200km of roads in urban areas. The main sources of finance for public roads in Poland are the State Budget for national and regional roads and local authorities' budgets. There are plans to establish a Road Fund for road construction and maintenance. There has been a significant increase in car ownership and traffic share during recent years. The highest traffic volume has been observed on three international roads and especially across the border with Germany. Traffic growth is also high around large urban areas. Special methods have been adopted to maintain an acceptable standard of roads despite steadily decreasing public funds. National investment and modernisation programmes have recently been developed and implemented, aiming to upgrade the Polish road network to meet the continually increasing demands of European economic integration. The Polish road network development programme is based on extensive studies of a model of the future road network.

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  • Publication Date: 1993


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  • Accession Number: 00662464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM