This route was a part of the future Berlin-Konigsberg
Reichsautobahn. The first part of the road that was built in
the mid 1930's served as a high speed route between
Elblag (Elbing) and Kaliningrad (Konigsberg). The Nazi government never got to link
this section of the road with the portion built on the Pomeranian
countryside because of the Polish Wisla (Vistula) Corridor.
The road begins in south Elblag and ends in southern
Kaliningrad. It is a single carriageway road, but some dual carriageway
portions exist especially close to finished interchanges.
The northern portion of the road in Poland was heavily
damaged in World War 2. The route is a concrete slab based
motorway, with several interchanges and bridges over it.
Several river bridges were destroyed by the retreating
German army, and after the war were never renovated because
of Poland's dire economic situation. With Poland currently
establishing a well developed motorway network, this road is
set for reconstruction and renovation in 2001-2004.
I don't really know much about the portion of the motorway
that exists in Russia, however I do know that several
interchanges exist, and the motorway is dual carriageway in
If anyone has more information or facts about this road
please don't hesitate to contact