Expressway S12 (Poland)

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Expressway S12
Droga ekspresowa S12
Route information
Part of E373
Length: 77.5 km (48.2 mi)
plus 8.7 km single carriageway, 315 km (196 mi) planned
Major junctions
From: A1-PL.svg A1 near Piotrków Trybunalski

S7-PL.svg S7 near Radom (planned) S17-PL.svg S17 merge near Puławy (planned)
S19-PL.svg S19 near Lublin
S19-PL.svg S19 near Lublin (planned)

S17-PL.svg separation of S17 near Piaski (planned)
To: M-road-07-Ukraine.svg M07, border with Ukraine
Major cities: Radom, Lublin
Highway system
National roads in Poland

Expressway S12 or express road S12 (in Polish droga ekspresowa S12) is a major road in Poland which has been planned to run from Piotrków Trybunalski, through Radom, Lublin and Chełm, to the border crossing with Ukraine at Dorohusk. The completed road should be about 315 km (196 mi) long. As of early 2017 three disconnected sections are opened to traffic:

  • bypass of Opoczno, signed as National Road 12
  • the first stage Puławy bypass (12.7 km (7.9 mi)) with the John Paul II bridge (51°26′10″N 21°54′32″E / 51.436°N 21.909°E / 51.436; 21.909). It was opened in 2008 and is signed as National Road 12.
  • section near Lublin where S12 overlaps with S17 forming that city's bypass road.
    • Kurów West - Lublin Felin - 55 km long, opened in May, 2013, September and October, 2014 respectively
    • Lublin Felin – Piaski West - 13,8 km built by upgrading existing dual carriageway road, opened as expressway in July, 2013.
    • Piaski West - Piaski East (bypass of Piaski) - 4.2 km bypass built in 2004.

Next to be constructed will be the 2nd stage of Puławy bypass, 11,8 km long.[1] , to be completed in 2018. The contract will also involve upgrades to the first stage of the bypass, so it can be signed as an expressway. When this work is finished, S12 will run continuously from Puławy to Piaski.

A document outlining the future development of transport infrastructure issued by the Polish government in August, 2014 projects that the road will be fully completed in 2023.[2]