Via Carpatia

submitted by Poland

Year registered: 2018
Status:Activity Reported
3SI countries proposing the project:


Participating 3SI countries:

Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia

Partner countries:

Belarus, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine

* not part of the 3Seas Initiative
Main objectives:
  • Inclusion of the whole routing of Via Carpatia into the core TEN-T network and subsequent construction of the whole route.
Short description:

Via Carpatia is a route running on the North-South axis between the Baltic, Aegean, Black and Adriatic Seas, thus embedding into the process of advancing economic and territorial cohesion of the European Union, and contributing to the social and economic development of the Central and Southern Europe.

Section in Poland to be completed in 2026. Total length: 715 km of the main route. Of these 215 km are completed, 293 km are under construction, 207km are under tender and preparation.

Contact person:

Mr. Igor Szydłowski, Minister's Counselor, Department of Public Roads, Ministry of Infrastructure, Tel. +48 22 630 11 80, email:;

Calendar of implementation:
  • Expressway S61

    PL/LT border - Budzisko -Suwałki – Augustów – Ełk – 45,8 km completed, 47,1 km under construction;

  • Expressway S16

    Ełk – Dobrzyniewo 75 km under preparation

  • Expressway S19

    Dobrzyniewo – Białystok (Choroszcz) – Lublin – 183 km under construction, 56,3 km in tender, 41,2 km under preparation.

  • Expressway S19

    Lublin by-pass – 20 km

  • Expressway S19

    Lublin – Rzeszów – 128,3 km completed, 20,5 km under construction.

  • Motorway A4

    Rzeszów East – Rzeszów West – 15,3 km

  • Expressway S19

    Rzeszów – Barwinek – PL/SK border – 12,6 km completed, 42,3 km under construction, 37,1 km in tender, 5,3 km under preparation.


The above costs apply to the Via Carpatia section in Poland.

Financing sources:
National funding
Other sources
  • 6.5 billin euro for Poland. 100% are reserved in the Polish National Road Construction Program for 2014-2023 with a perspective until 2025.
  • Relevant data from other implementing countries should be obtained in those countries directly.