Road Stories

A Short History of Polish Roads - Modern Times

© GDDKiA unless otherwise stated

The 18th century brought the Enlightenment and attempted to revive the dying areas of State life, regulate the principles of its existence, which could also be felt in the area of roads. A Good Order Commission (Komisja Dobrego Porządku) was established, the mission of which was to oversee the construction and proper maintenance of roads and bridges. In 1765, a Corps of Cadets was established, followed by the 1788 Engineering Schools in Warsaw and Vilnius, which provided education in line with modern technical knowledge of that time. However, most roads were still not paved.