Expressway S17 (Poland)

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Expressway S17
Droga ekspresowa S17
Route information
Part of E372
Length: 90.0 km (55.9 mi)
310 km (193 mi) planned
Major junctions
From: S8-PL.svg S8 northeast of Warsaw

A2-PL.svg A2 east of Warsaw
S12-PL.svg merge with S12 near Puławy
S19-PL.svg S19 near Lublin

S12-PL.svg separation from S12 near Piaski
To: M-road-09-Ukraine.svg M09, border with Ukraine
Regions: Mazowieckie, Lubelskie
Major cities: Warsaw, Lublin
Highway system
National roads in Poland

Expressway S17 or Express Road S17 (in Polish Droga ekspresowa S17) is an important road in Poland which, when completed, will run from Warsaw, through Lublin, to the border crossing with Ukraine at Hrebenne/Rava-Ruska. Its route runs parallel to National road 17 (DK 17) which it will replace. As of November 2014, 90 km (56 mi) out of a planned 310 km (190 mi) have been completed. These are three separate sections forming the bypasses of Garwolin, Lublin and Hrebenne. The busier portion of the road between Warsaw and Lublin was to be finished by 2015, but with subsequent reductions in government spending on infrastructure the completion was delayed. It was put to tender September, 2013 and contractors are still being selected for a design-build project, with construction starting about 2016.[1][2] The road southeast of Lublin has lower traffic density and is not likely to be completed before 2020, except for short sections serving as city bypasses. 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 2021. [3]

Lublin bypass[edit]

On December 17, 2009 the bidding process was started for the contracts to build the 66 km (41 mi) section of the road around Lublin, from Kurów to Piaski, which includes the city's east-west bypass road.[4] The construction of this section started in 2010, with the first 13 km section to be opened to traffic in late 2012[5] and the rest in 2014.[6][7] On this section S17 overlaps with S12.

S17 in Warsaw[edit]

S17 in Warsaw

In Warsaw the S17 expressway will serve as the eastern bypass of the city (Wschodnia Obwodnica Warszawy). The construction timetable is not yet set, and will depend on government budget decisions.

Sections of the expressway[edit]

Expressway section Length Constructed Note
Garwolin bypass 12.8 km (8.0 mi) 2007
Kurów West - Jastków 24.7 km (15.3 mi) 2013 overlaps with S12
Jastków - Lublin Sławinek 7.7 km (4.8 mi) 2014 overlaps with S12
Lublin Sławinek - Lublin Rudnik 10.2 km (6.3 mi) 2014 overlaps with S12 and S19, forms Lublin Bypass
Lublin Rudnik - Lublin Felin 12.8 km (8.0 mi) 2014 overlaps with S12, forms Lublin Bypass
Lublin Felin - Piaski 13.8 km (8.6 mi) 2012 overlaps with S12, opened as expressway in 2013
Piaski bypass 4.2 km (2.6 mi) 2004 overlaps with S12, opened as expressway in 2013
Hrebenne bypass 2.0 km (1.2 mi) 2008 single carriageway, not signed as expressway