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    Reference: 20210389
    Release date: 6 July 2021

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    Construction of a 37.5 km beltway around the metropolitan area of three Polish cities - Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot.


    Being located on the comprehensive Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), the project has a large-scale, supra-regional and cross-border linking function. It promotes overarching objectives of the European Union, such as the proper functioning of the EU market and the development of connections in the Baltic Sea region. As a part of the Gdansk southern bypass, the project aims to improve connections, vehicle traffic and environmental conditions in the area formed by three Polish cities - Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. The project is located in a Less Developed Region and will improve road traffic conditions in the corridor. The investment is essential for improving the efficiency of the road connection to the Gdynia and Gdansk ports from the north-west regions of Poland. The expected economic benefits include time savings and vehicle operating cost reductions for road users due to enhanced road infrastructure capacity. The project may also offer some modest safety and environmental benefits to be assessed.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 240 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 497 million

    Environmental aspects

    The project falls under Annex I of the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU, amending the EIA Directive 2011/92/EU, requiring a full environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure. EIA studies have been completed and the Competent Authorities have issued Environmental Decisions. The compliance of the project with the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC and Birds Directive 2009/147/EC will be reviewed at appraisal.


    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Directives 2014/24/EU or 2004/18/EC, where applicable), as well as Directive 89/665/EEC as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the EU, as and where required.


    Signed - 28/10/2021


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    Poland Transport