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    Gov’t to End Toll Concessions for A2 and A4 Highways: Will They Become Free?

    The Polish government has announced that it will not renew the toll concessions for the A2 and A4 highways, signaling a move towards free usage for personal vehicles and motorcycles on these key transit routes. The Ministry of Infrastructure confirmed that upon the expiration of the current concession agreements, the control of these highways will transition to the General Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA), with no plans to impose tolls for cars and motorcycles.

    Rafał Jaśkowski, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Infrastructure, provided details on the specific timelines and expectations for these changes. The concession agreement for the A4 highway segment between Katowice and Kraków is set to expire in March 2027, with the ministry not intending to seek a renewal or to implement tolls for personal vehicles and motorcycles on this stretch. Similarly, the concession contracts for the A2 highway segments from Świecko through Nowy Tomyśl to Konin are due to expire in 2037, with no subsequent concessions or tolls planned for personal vehicles and motorcycles thereafter.

    Jaśkowski also highlighted the broader context of toll policies in Poland, noting that all expressways in the country are toll-free for personal vehicles and motorcycles. Additionally, since July 1, 2023, all highway segments managed by the GDDKiA, including the A2 stretch from Konin to Stryków and the A4 segment from Wrocław to Sośnica, have been free of charge. The A1 highway segment from Gdańsk to Toruń also joined the list of toll-free routes for motorcycles and two-axle vehicles starting from September 4, 2023.

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