European route E67

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E67
Route information
Length1,722 km (1,070 mi)
Major junctions
South endPrague, Czech Republic
North endHelsinki, Finland
Location
Countries Czech Republic
 Poland
 Lithuania
 Latvia
 Estonia
 Finland
Highway system
International E-road network
The E67 near Bříství, Czech Republic
Distance sign behind the Czech border in Poland
E67 near Ādaži, Latvia
At the Northern beginning at the port of Tallinn.

European route E 67 is an E-road running from Prague in the Czech Republic to Helsinki in Finland by way of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. It goes via Prague, Wrocław, Warsaw, Kaunas, Panevėžys, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki.

It is known as the Via Baltica between Warsaw and Tallinn, a distance of 970 kilometres (600 mi). It is a significant road connection between the Baltic states. The final stretch between Tallinn and Helsinki is by ferry (with about 10 car ferry departures each direction per day[1]).

The route is mostly ordinary road, but there are plans to convert it into a motorway or expressway, in Poland called S8 (326 of 379 km completed as of 2015) and S61 (19 of 235 km completed as of 2015). The Via Baltica attracted great controversy in 2007, as its planned new express road was to take it through several areas in Poland of great natural value. Most controversial was the Augustów bypass, which would take the route through the wetlands of the Rospuda Valley, the last area of its kind remaining in Europe,[citation needed] and an area protected by EU law as part of the European Natura 2000 Network. In July 2007 Polish Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński halted work on the bypass after the European Commission applied for an immediate injunction.[2] After an intense campaign of protests in Poland and abroad and also counter-protests of the local community, the plans have been changed, and now the highway has been rerouted to completely avoid the wilderness area.[3][4]

Route[edit]

 Finland

Ferry Sign.svg Helsinki - Tallinn

 Estonia

 Latvia

 Lithuania

 Poland

 Czech Republic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viking Line Archived 2011-01-01 at the Wayback Machine Tallink Eckerö Line Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Easton, Adam (2007-07-31). "Poland halts wetlands road plan". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
  3. ^ Rospuda ocalona
  4. ^ BBC - Poland reverses to spare wetland

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