Autovía A-62

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Autovía A-62
Autovía de Castilla
Route information
Part of
Length 355 km (221 mi)
Major junctions
From Burgos
To Fuentes de Oñoro
Highway system
Autopistas and autovías in Spain

The Autovía A-62 (also known as Autovía de Castilla) is a Spanish autovía which starts in Burgos and runs through the community of Castile and León, via the cities of Palencia, Valladolid and Salamanca, before ending at the village of Fuentes de Oñoro near the Portuguese border. It forms part of European route E80 and replaced most of the former N-620 road.

It is one of the most-used roads in Castile and León, as it is frequently used by drivers travelling between France and Portugal.

History[edit]

Conversion of the N-620 to autovía standard began in the mid-1980s, when the section between Palencia and Valladolid was upgraded to dual carriageway with same-level junctions. During the 1990s, the Burgos - Palencia and Valladolid - Salamanca sections were upgraded in a similar manner, but with grade-separated junctions and slip roads; the junctions on the Palencia - Valladolid section were improved accordingly at a similar time.

The A-62 designation was introduced in 2003, as part of the general renumbering of Spanish autovías. The section between Salamanca and Ciudad Rodrigo was built during 2003 and 2004, and the section between Ciudad Rodrigo and Fuentes de Oñoro during 2008.

As of 2012, there is one section of the A-62 that is proposed but has not yet been built, connecting Fuentes de Oñoro with the Portuguese border and the A25 autoestrada.