Expressway S6 (Poland)

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Expressway S6
Droga ekspresowa S6
Route information
Part of E28
Length: 66.5 km (41.3 mi)
330 km (205 mi) planned
Major junctions
From: A6-PL.svg A6 near Szczecin-Goleniów "Solidarność" Airport
 

S11-PL.svg S11 near Kołobrzeg (planned)

S7-PL.svg S7 near Gdańsk (under construction)
To: A1-PL.svg A1 south of Gdańsk
Location
Major cities: Szczecin, Gdynia, Gdańsk
Highway system
National roads in Poland
Voivodeship roads

Expressway S6 (in Polish droga ekspresowa S6) is a major road in Poland which has been planned to run from the A6 autostrada in Szczecin, though Goleniów in West Pomerania to Gdańsk parallel to the Baltic coast, forming the main connection between Gdańsk and Szczecin.

Obwodnica Trójmiejska

At present, the only significant section of S6 that has been built is the Obwodnica Trójmiejska (Tricity Bypass) from Gdańsk to Gdynia which is 38.6 km (24.0 mi) long. Also a part of S6 is 16.3 km (10.1 mi) bypass of Słupsk that was completed in October, 2010.[1] The bypass of Nowogard, was completed in December, 2011

In July, 2010 the route between Goleniów and Słupsk was finalized - it will be about 180 km (110 mi) long, and pass just south of Kołobrzeg and then north of Koszalin.[2] The road will be dual carriageway, with 27 interchanges and 130 viaducts, with about 20% of it overlapping the current route of National Road 6 (DK6).[2] Due to doubts about financing construction was not expected to start before 2020.[3] but later the schedule was accelerated. The tenders for design-build contracts on the section between Goleniów and Koszalin were announced in August, 2014, with expected completion around 2018. The exact route of S6 between Słupsk and Gdańsk has not yet been determined.

After World War I the German HaFraBa association had already set up plans to build an Autobahn along the route from Berlin through the Polish Corridor to the Free City of Danzig and East Prussia (today informally known as Berlinka). The construction was pushed by the Nazi authorities after 1933, however the road was never completed.

Sections of the expressway[edit]

Expressway section Length Constructed Note
Szczecin Kijewo - Goleniów Północ  km overlaps with S3 on this section
Goleniów Północ- Nowogard Zachód 20 km 2015–2018? tender for design-build contract issued in August, 2014 [4]
Nowogard Zachód - Nowogard Wschód 9.8  km –2011 opened December 2011
Nowogard Wschód- Płoty 20 km 2015–2018? tender for design-build contract issued in August, 2014
Płoty- Kiełpino 15 km 2015–2018? tender for design-build contract issued in August, 2014
Kiełpino - Kołobrzeg 24 km 2015–2018? tender for design-build contract issued in August, 2014
Kolobrzeg - Ustronie Morskie 15 km 2015–2018? tender for design-build contract issued in August, 2014
Ustronie Morskie - Koszalin 24 km 2015–2018? tender for design-build contract issued in August, 2014
Koszalin - Słupsk  km -
Słupsk bypass 16.3 km –2010 opened October, 2010. Built as single carriageway with space to add a second one in the future.
Słupsk- Gdańsk  km -
Tricity Bypass 38.6 km 1973–2008 built in stages starting in 1973

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