Road providing access to southern beltway is currently under construction

A road is being built near Przegorzaly Castle to reduce traffic on one that is dangerous because of curves and landslides.     The straighter stretch, on an incline between the Vistula River and Las Wolski Hills, will be 1,350 meters long and 7 meters wide. In addition to eliminating curves, the new stretch will include two other safety features ? traffic lights and a bicycle path. The most difficult task facing the road builder, Energopol Company, is using a special technique involving slaked lime to prevent landslides. Another challenge is building it on a grade up to 7 meters higher than the existing one.”This road will definitely facilitate transportation between Krakow?s center and the beltway,” said Tadeusz Trzmiel, head of Infrastructure Programs in the Mayor’s Office. “In the future we plan to create a parking place in this area for tourist buses so they can be once and for all removed from the city center.””There is also a plan for creating a ferry on the Wisla River so tourists who get off their buses in a parking area can use river transportation to the Old Town ? definitely another tourist attraction,” said Janusz Tajster, the City of Krakow?s director of roads.The estimated cost of the project, which is to be finished in October, is 20 mln zloty.
 

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