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The European route 67 ( E 67 for short ) or Via Baltica is a trunk road that connects Prague , Wroclaw and Warsaw to Helsinki via Lazdijai , Kaunas , Riga and Tallinn ( ferry ) . This makes it the most important road connection in Northeast Europe . In part, it has been developed in a manner similar to that of a motorway , and the full extension to a motorway is planned for the long term. Their total length is almost 1700 kilometers.
The European route 67 begins in Prague and initially runs along the Czech Dálnice 11 motorway to Hradec Králové . It then follows State Road 33 to the Polish border. It is planned to extend the motorway to the Polish border.
Within Poland, the “Via Baltica” runs from the Czech border via Wroclaw , Warsaw , Białystok and Suwałki to the Lithuanian border. It is completely along the national road 8 , which has been or will be replaced by the A8 motorway near Wroclaw and the S8 expressway on the route from Wroclaw to Białystok, but at 13 km it is designed as the S61 expressway together with the national road 8 . In addition, it was decided in 2009 to add the S61 expressway from Ostrów Mazowiecka via Ełk and Suwałki to the road network and to relocate the European route 67 from what is now the national route 8 from Ostrów Mazowiecka via Białystok and Suwałki to this planned route. After the completion of the two expressways S8 and S61, the E 67 from Wrocław will run entirely on motorway-like roads .
From the border to Kaunas it is the Lithuanian A5 trunk road . The E 67 then runs along the A1 and A8 highways to the south of Panevėžys . From there, the Panevėžys bypass ( A17 ) and the A10 highway lead to the Latvian border. The route is mostly two-lane; it often has hard shoulders and acceleration lanes at the driveways. The short section of the A1 is developed as a motorway and is signposted. The Kaunas bypass and the Garliava - Mauručiai section have four lanes, but are not signposted as a motorway.
From the state border to Tallinn , the E 67 follows national road 4. Only a small section near Pärnu is built like a motorway, the rest is a simple country road. From the junction of national road 9 at Ääsmäe to the Estonian capital Tallinn, the road has also been expanded to four lanes over a length of around 30 km.
A 2 + 1 expansion of the previously two-lane sections was planned from 2015 to 2017.
Ferries run between Tallinn and Helsinki. The Helsinki Metropolitan Region has been considering a permanent tunnel crossing the Baltic Sea between Helsinki and Tallinn.
- 1941–1944 Sudauen
- Dálnice D11. Retrieved February 3, 2020 (cz).
- The Baltic Course: Estonian highways will have 2 + 1 sections. Accessed March 24, 2015