On the A1 motorway near Łódź, the lane towards Katowice is already passable. The traffic obstruction was caused by a fire in the passenger car between the Brzeziny junction and the Łódź Wschód junction, road workers said.
Drivers traveling on the A1 motorway near Łódź can drive between the Brzeziny junction and the Łódź Wschód junction towards Katowice without much trouble.
On Saturday morning a passenger car caught fire there. There is no information about the victims, said Jacek Plisiecki from the Łódź branch of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways.
The inhabitants of Silesia can already go on vacation in the new section of the A1 motorway between Kamieńskie and Piotrków Trybunalski. TVN24 reporter Piotr Borowski spoke about the road investment.
– A small fragment, only 5 kilometers, but everyone who has traveled from the south of Poland to the center from Silesia to Łódź or Warsaw knows how valuable these kilometers are here on the A1 motorway section under construction. It is still a construction site – the eastern line is ready, the western one is still under construction. This is a fragment between Piotrków Trybunalski and Kamieńskie. Stara Gierkówka is going down in history, and in its place is coming – the A1 motorway – said the TVN24 journalist.
– Maybe someone wonders why only 5 km open, what is 5 km? Here, I will justify road workers that they open this section from Piotrków to Kamieńsko successively, every few weeks, first 5 km, then 10 km, and then again 5 km. As much as it is ready, it is put into use, so that you can ride more freely, for example at the seaside, he said.
However, he added that “it is not that this Gierkówka has been closed”. – There is traffic all the time, so this is construction, here I will say like a road worker – under traffic. What does it mean? Cars can drive here all the time, and this means difficulties and problems for road builders, because they still have to work so that drivers can drive. Hence, there is no single ribbon-cut that this section is ready, but successively, step by step, kilometers of this highway are given away, he explained.
Main photo source: TVN24