In the first half of this year six kilometres of motorway were built in this country. With the exception of the Silesian section of the A4, this has been one of the best achievement in motorway construction in Poland in the past 25 years or so. However more is to come. This second half of 2002 will see bridges built on the 13km Poznan by pass allowing HGVs hurtling their way from Germany to Moscow to miss the centre of the capital of Wielkopolska. And to cap this extremely successful year off, on 20 December the private concession holder Autostrada Wielkopolska (AW), which hopes to build the A2 from the German border at Frankfurt on Oder to Konin, will open the section between Września near Poznan to Konin. Andrzej Patalas, the head of AW, and the former head of the motorway construction agency ABiEA says that the road is now ready for use. The only thing remaining to be built is the points to collect the tolls.