The fall of communism in 1990 also slowed down construction. Construction started in the 1970s and the first section was opened for use in 1977. Obwodnica Trojmiejska (Obwodnica Trojmiasta), (Tricity Beltway) - is an expressway that bypasses the cities of Gdynia, Sopot and Gda? sk. The beltway runs north to south from Gdynia to Pruszcz Gda? ski and is 38. 6 km long. It is currently the only constructed section of the S6 expressway which will eventually run from Szczecin to Gda? sk. It is also part of the European route E28. Major sections of the beltway were completed in 2001 with the last two major junctions finished in 2008. Due to a lack of funds during the 1980s construction was delayed many times. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!