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which is a little confused. It talks about the local major as being disappointed - heavy traffic being the reason. But he is optimistic, that there will be street in the future.
Then he seems to be blaming the EU.

Sollte es wegen des Streits um das Projekt zur Eskalation zwischen Umweltschützern und Einwohnern kommen, trage die EU-Kommission dafür die politische Verantwortung. Mehrere Einwohner von Augustow kündigten an, die Hauptstraße für den Fernverkehr blockieren zu wollen.
If the controversy over the project causes an escalation between environmentalists and local residents, it is the European Union Commission that has the political responsibility. Several inhabitants of Augustow announced to want to block the main street for long-distance traffic.
by PeWi on Wed Aug 1st, 2007 at 06:28:07 AM EST
From wikipedia:

The Via Baltica attracted great controversy in February 2007, as its planned route is to take it through several areas in Poland of great natural value. Most controversial is the Augustow bypass, which would take the route through the wetlands of the Rospuda Valley, the last area of its kind remaining in Europe, and an area protected by EU law as part of the European Natura 2000 Network.

Wikipedia: Via Baltica

So I guess the mayor wants the traffic out of Augustow, into the wetlands.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Aug 1st, 2007 at 05:40:44 PM EST
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