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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #8401
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Section C of A2 has just been opened
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #8402
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A2 Opened to traffic!



Health&safety people won't be happy
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Old June 6th, 2012, 11:02 PM   #8403
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Nope, still closed, but will be opened in a few moments. We hoped for more openings in these weeks, unfortunately many roads are delayed... but still, what's happening here right now is really life changing for millions of people. It's really hard to believe that Warsaw is getting a motorway connection with Europe.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 11:02 PM   #8404
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Old June 6th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #8405
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Go Poland! Many people doubted that the A2 between Łódż and Warsaw would open before Euro 2012 but how wrong they were! Berlin and Warsaw now have a complete motorway connection
(apart from that small non motorway part at the former Świecko border checkpoint). Warsaw has joined western Europe people (in terms of a direct motorway connection) Today I am so proud to be half Polish.
Now Poland's infrastucture construction progress is just staggering. I know that there is still a long way to go but Poland is gonna get there I know it Two top priority projects now complete - the A2 to Warsaw and the
S8 Modlińska Marki expressway in Warsaw. Well done Poland! Well done!
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #8406
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A2 is still closed!
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #8407
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Poland is Tiger of Europe! That's truth!
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #8408
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As I understand, driving A2 from point A to point B is toll free:

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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #8409
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #8410
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It opens currently at Grodzisk M. They are removing the barriers. Traffic is entering the motorway! First truck was a Russian truck.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #8411
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A2 was opened about 11:17 PM.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #8412
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Go Poland! Many people doubted that the A2 between Łódż and Warsaw would open before Euro 2012 but how wrong they were! Berlin and Warsaw now have a complete motorway connection
(apart from that small non motorway part at the former Świecko border checkpoint). Warsaw has joined western Europe people (in terms of a direct motorway connection) Today I am so proud to be half Polish.
Now Poland's infrastucture construction progress is just staggering. I know that there is still a long way to go but Poland is gonna get there I know it Two top priority projects now complete - the A2 to Warsaw and the
S8 Modlińska Marki expressway in Warsaw. Well done Poland! Well done!


I'm very happy for Poland and the Polish people! I hope the new highways bring a lot of prosperity!

One sad note though, anyone who has driven between the German border and Poznan will undoubtedly remember all the petrol stations with parking lots full of trucks and the many local shops and motels that relied strongly on all the travelers passing through their towns. They will most likely suffer a big drop in business now the highway is open but hopefully this is soon overcome by the overall economic opportunities the improved infrastructure brings
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:40 AM   #8413
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Tonight at around 23:19 the last missing section of A2 motorway between Warsaw and Germany was opened.

We are still waiting for a section of S8 expressway between Vistula river and Marki to open later tonight.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #8414
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No bad, isn't it?

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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:54 AM   #8415
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Tonight at around 23:19 the last missing section of A2 motorway between Warsaw and Germany was opened.

We are still waiting for a section of S8 expressway between Vistula river and Marki to open later tonight.
There's still another ~36 hours until Euro 2012 starts - not last minute openings at all!
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Old June 7th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #8416
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It's interesting, as I've thought the govt think of development of Eastern Poland quite closely...

http://www.polskawschodnia.gov.pl/

Seemingly that program has been subject of jealousy of western voivodships (regions), who would like to have something similar put in place.
Interesting website.
I can only say that we (Poles from western Poland) managed to develop things ourselves, while in Eastern Poland they need help.
This is just the difference in mentality being our heritage since the Division of Poland.

End of OT from my side.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 02:34 AM   #8417
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Interesting website.
I can only say that we (Poles from western Poland) managed to develop things ourselves, while in Eastern Poland they need help.
This is just the difference in mentality being our heritage since the Division of Poland.

End of OT from my side.
Phleeze. Eastern Poland lost majority of its territory after 1945 including almost all of its cultural and commercial centers. 60 years of communism destroyed the rest. It will take time.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 02:46 AM   #8418
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Good news, if Poland keeps investing in their infrastructure the economic growth should stay substantial.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #8419
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GDDKIA says: S8 is now open.

https://twitter.com/gddkia/status/210522718293069824

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Old June 7th, 2012, 03:26 AM   #8420
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Phleeze. Eastern Poland lost majority of its territory after 1945 including almost all of its cultural and commercial centers. 60 years of communism destroyed the rest. It will take time.
You can still see the difference in Railroads too though, there are FAR more old railways from pre ww2 in the old German territories than in the Polish ones. The German areas had better develloped infra...


Except around Krakow/Katowice, the rest of Poland seems to have significantly less rails than in the west.
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