Published: November 16 2023
Exciting news for motorists in Hungary as the construction of highway 67, connecting Kaposvár to Lake Balaton, is nearing completion. The final stretch, the Látrány bypass, is expected to be finished soon and the entire section may open to traffic as early as this weekend.
Completion of Highway 67
The development of highway 67 in Western Hungary is almost finished, with only the section between Balatonszemes and Somogybabod remaining under construction. In the meantime, drivers coming from Kaposvár can take the Somogytúr-Látrány-Balatonlelle route to reach Lake Balaton. The completion of this highway not only provides a faster route for motorists but also connects Kaposvár to the M7 motorway.
The construction of highway 67 has been carried out by Strabag Építő Kft., Strabag AG, and Soltút Kft. Despite ongoing work between Balatonszemes and Somogybabod, the contractor expects to complete the project ahead of schedule. The Kaposfüred and Látrány bypasses have already been opened to motorists, providing further convenience along the route.
Highway 67 has gained popularity as a "musical road" due to the playing of the well-known Hungarian rock band Republic's song "A 67-es út" (Road 67) in the outer lane of the section between Mernye and Mernyeszentmiklós. This unique feature adds a touch of musical entertainment for drivers along this stretch of the highway.
The completion of highway 67 in Hungary is an exciting development for motorists, offering a direct route from Kaposvár to Lake Balaton. With the final section soon to be finished, drivers will soon enjoy the ease and convenience of this faster connection.
Questions & Answers
What is the status of the development of highway 67 in Hungary? The development of highway 67 is in its final phase and is expected to be completed soon.
When will motorists be able to drive from Kaposvár to Lake Balaton via highway 67? According to reports, the section of highway 67 could be opened to traffic as early as this weekend.
Which sections of highway 67 are still under construction? The section between Balatonszemes and Somogybabod is still under construction.
Why has the side leading to Lake Balaton been closed? The side leading to Lake Balaton has been closed due to ongoing construction work on the section between Balatonszemes and Somogybabod.
What is the route for motorists coming from Kaposvár during the construction period? Motorists coming from Kaposvár can take the Somogytúr-Látrány-Balatonlelle route.
Who are the contractors responsible for the development of highway 67? The contractors responsible for the development of highway 67 are Strabag Építő Kft., Strabag AG, and Soltút Kft.
When was the Kaposfüred bypass opened to motorists? The Kaposfüred bypass, which is 3 kilometers long and cost HUF 8 billion (EUR 21 million) to complete, was opened to motorists in December.
What does the completion of the highway 67 connection to the M7 motorway mean? The completion of the highway 67 connection to the M7 motorway will connect Kaposvár to the major motorway network.
What is the significance of road 67 in Hungary? Road 67 has become famous as a musical road after the Hungarian rock band Republic's song "A 67-es út" (Road 67) was played on the outer lane of a section between Mernye and Mernyeszentmiklós, for about 500 meters at a certain speed.