Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Poloneza drivetime, winter
A short fragment of my usual drive to work; along ul. Poloneza between ul. Jeziorki and the Metro rail spur. This short film ends where the new S2 Berlin-Moscow motorway/southern Warsaw ringroad will be built, parallel to the railway (see post below).
As you can see, road conditions are atrocious. It starts kind of OK, passing ul. Ludwinowska (where the second zone of Warsaw's taxis ends and the first begins). Then things get bad. This is where cars got bogged down in thick mud last week. Around the 1min 25 mark, it's so bad that traffic is forced to drive into the neighbouring field to get around the morass that spans the road.
Today, after overnight frosts of -4C, the mud solidified, leaving ridges and ruts. Keep your wheels on the ridges and you're OK.
UPDATE: The district of Ursynów has announced that ul. Poloneza will be modernised by... 2013. It will cost 18 million zlotys (if that sounds a lot for 2.8km, bear in mind that most of that will be spent on a viaduct over the new Warsaw Southern Bypass, the S2).
This time last year:
Moans about Okęcie airport*
* Before the opening of Terminal 2, the viaduct to Ursynów and the demise of CentralWings