A8 autostrada (Poland)

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Autostrada A8
Route information
Part of E67
Maintained by GDDKiA
Length: 26.8 km (16.6 mi)
Major junctions
From: DK8 National road 8 - south side of Wrocław
 

A4 A4 - SW side of Wrocław
"Lotnisko" junction - Copernicus Airport Wrocław access

S5 S5 - north side of Wrocław (planned)
To: S8 S8 - NE side of Wrocław
Location
Major cities: Wrocław
Highway system

National roads in Poland
Voivodeship roads

A6 A18

The A8 motorway (Polish: Autostradowa Obwodnica Wrocławia) or Wrocław Motorway Bypass or Autostrada A8 is a 26.8-kilometre (16.7 mi) motorway bypass of the city of Wrocław, Poland. The motorway includes the 122-metre (400 ft) high Rędziński Bridge over the Oder river.

Initial plans of the A8 motorway ran the entire route between Wrocław and Łódź, with a southern portion of the road continuing towards the Czech Republic to provide access to Prague. In 2000, the motorway was truncated to its current length bypassing the western and northern portions of Wroclaw. In the future, the connection to Warsaw will be provided by the lower standard Expressway S8. During the campaign for the 2007 parliamentary elections, the Civic Platform party pledged to upgrade the connection to motorway standard, thus extending the A8 motorway. However, after forming a government following its victory, the party abandoned the idea, explaining that the required changes in planning would unacceptably delay the construction by many years.[1]

The motorway opened to traffic on 31 August 2011.[2]

On 1 September 2011, the Ministry of Infrastructure published draft regulation on the motorway's tolling. According to the ministry, the A8 motorway will not be subject to tolling for motorists.[3]

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  1. ^ "PO: It will build the promised highway" (in Polish). Money.pl. February 5, 2008. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Autostradowa obwodnica Wrocławia otwarta do ruchu!" (in Polish). Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  3. ^ This is a draft regulation

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