As political barriers between eastern and western Europe continue to disappear, practical movement is now underway to encourage the growth of easy interchange between all European nations in physical, political, economic, and cultural ways. Good road links obviously play a major role in this process, and growing economic prosperity will lead to greater vehicle ownership and leisure travel. This article describes efforts by various former Eastern Bloc countries to bring their road networks up to the best European standards as they prepare for membership in the European Union. Specific examples of road and highway planning, investment, development, and construction projects in Poland, Romania, Croatia, and the Ukraine are discussed.


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  • Accession Number: 00792568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 10 2000 12:00AM