M2 motorway extension opens

Drivers can now travel on the new 2x2 lane 20km road extension between Budapest and Vác.

At the inauguration of the new addition to the M2 motorway, Tamás Schanda, Parliamentary State Secretary for the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, said Hungary’s ambition is to be among the top five countries in the European Union by 2030.

Schnada said that in order to achieve this goal, it is essential to develop advanced transport infrastructure and to make highway access available from anywhere in the country within 30 minutes.

He said the performance of recent years shows that the country is on the right track, as Hungary is one of the most dynamically developing economies in the European Union. Since 2010, 6,000 kilometers of roads have been or will be renewed, and while in 2010 only 1,277 kilometers of motorways were available, families can now use more than 1,500 kilometers.

The extended road will facilitate the daily lives of more than 250,000 people, people who will be able to travel safely on what was previously an accident-prone area, and new developments and jobs will be created through the development.

The nearly 33 billion HUF investment was realized under the Széchenyi 2020 Program with the support of the European Union Cohesion Fund.

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