Expressway S17 (Poland)
|Droga ekspresowa S17|
|Part of E372|
|Length:||90.0 km (55.9 mi)
310 km (193 mi) planned
|From:||S8 northeast of Warsaw|
|separation from S12 near Piaski|
|To:||M09, border with Ukraine|
|Major cities:||Warsaw, Lublin|
|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. 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. 
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. The construction of this section started in 2010, with the first 13 km section to be opened to traffic in late 2012 and the rest in 2014. On this section S17 overlaps with S12.
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.
- Szukamy wykonawców kolejnych odcinków S17
- PDF of government decision posted on http://bip.transport.gov.pl/
- DOKUMENT IMPLEMENTACYJNY DO STRATEGII ROZWOJU TRANSPORTU DO 2020 R. (z perspektywą do 2030 r.)
- Announcements posted on GDDKiA site, retrieved Dec. 17 2009
- Dziennik budowy S17: Prezent na 11 listopada
- Kurier Lubelski article from 10 August 2010
- "Aecom joint venture wins Polish road contract". Bloomberg Businessweek. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.