14 January 2022

New section of Via Baltica for the benefit of Elk residents

Today (3 January) it was officially put into operation section of the S61 expressway on the route Wysokie – Raczki. Thanks to this, the elczans will be they could reach Suwałki or Lithuania faster. In the official handover Tomasz Andrukiewicz, Mayor of Ełk, participated in the investment.

Openly a 20-kilometer section of the Via Baltica express dog, i.e. the Wysokie – Raczki junction, this is good news for all Ełczans and residents of the region. Completed just a section with a two-lane cross-section in each direction will shorten the travel time to Suwałki and Lithuania.

In the meeting and commissioning of the Via Baltica section was attended by parliamentarians from Ełk and the region, the Warmian-Masurian Voivode, the President of Ełk and the contractors of the investment.

- Here's the one investment together with parliamentarians and other local governments from the EGO subregion (Ełk, Gołdap, Olecko) and Podlaskie Voivodeship have been striving since 2007. At that time, we focused on determining the course of the express route No. 61 Via Baltica from Warsaw via Łomża, Ełk, Suwałki. And it worked. Now with investment both entrepreneurs who already run a business in Ełk will benefit, investors, as well as residents and tourists– said Tomasz Andrukiewicz, President of Ełk.

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Edifying Via Baltica at the junctions Szczuczyn - junction Ełk Południe (approx. 23.3 km) and Ełk Południe - Wysokie (approx. 22.9 km), these are the next sections that will be put into use.  They will connect Ełk with large cities and they will significantly shorten the travel time, to Warsaw.