Lubelskie more connected
More and more links on the transportation map of Poland lead to Lubelskie voivodeship. Lublin Airport beat another record in August, with over 23,500 passengers served. Car drivers have reasons to smile as well. Shortly, they are going to be able to take advantage of S-17, a long-awaited motorway connecting Lublin and Warsaw.
Record traffic at the airport
In July 2014, over 21,000 travelers used Lublin Airport in Świdnik, which was the highest number since the port launched. At present carriers are offering flights from Lublin Airport to London, Oslo, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, Gdańsk and Wrocław. In late October, six flights to Warsaw will be added to the timetable. Stockholm has been announced to become another destination as of May 2015.
S-17 is a priority
During her visit in Lublin, the Minister of Infrastructure and Development Elżbieta Bieńkowska declared that finishing S-17 motorway is a priority for the government as far as the development of infrastructure in the East of Poland is concerned. Next week, a new road in Lublin from Warsaw direction is to open. Traffic will be directed from Jastków hub to Lublin Sławinek hub, and next via a new section of Aleja Solidarności. In a couple of weeks, a new section of the road is going to be opened.
The plans concerning S-19 motorway remain imprecise, however. The road, which is to lead from Rzeszów to Lubartów via Lublin, is on the waiting list. Minister Bieńkowska said that the only reason was incomplete project documentation and lack of required environmental permits.
Lubelskie boasts impressive financing package
In October 2014, the European Commission is to confirm the operational programs in the new budget framework for 2014-2020. As much as 2.2 billion PLN was assigned for the implementation of the program of the development of the East of Poland. The budget is twice as large as that in the previous framework. More funds will be distributed on the regional level – 40% rather than 25%. The challenge is now for the representatives of the regional authorities to take action, as the efficient use of the funds available depends mainly on the local initiative.