POLAND, Warsaw. Animal crossings along major motorways and expressways are to be closed in Poland. The aim is to limit the migration of wild boars.
The Directorate-General for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) is participating in measures to prevent the further spread of African swine fever (ASF). Animal crossings along motorways and expressways are being closed to limit the movement of wild boars.
Grids up to a maximum height of 1.5 m shall be provided at animal crossing points along the S5 motorway from the A2/A8 interchange, along the Wroclaw ring road (Wrocław) and further along the A4 motorway to the border crossing Jędrzychowice/Ludwigsdorf with Germany. Protection measures are also planned along the S3 expressway from the A2/A4 motorway junction, and along the A4 from Wroclaw to Katowice. Finally, sections of the A2 from the Frankfurt (Oder)/Świecko border crossing to the junction with the S5 at Poznan will be closed.
Where fences cannot be erected, deterrents for wild boars will be spread. Similar fences have existed for a long time along the A2 from Warsaw to the junction with the A1 and further north along the A1 towards Gdansk.