Expressway S8 (Poland)

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Expressway S8
Droga ekspresowa S8
Route information
Part of E67
Length: 337.3 km (209.6 mi)
557 km (346 mi) total planned length
204.0 km (127 mi) currently under construction
Major junctions
From: A8-PL.svg A8 near Wrocław

S11-PL.svg S11 near Kępno (planned)
A1-PL.svg A1 near Łódź (planned)
A2-PL.svg A2 and S7-PL.svg S7 near Warsaw (planned)

S61-PL.svg S61 near Ostrów Mazowiecka (planned)
To: Białystok
Major cities: Wrocław, Łódź, Warsaw, Białystok
Highway system
National roads in Poland
Express road S8 between Radzymin and Wyszków

Expressway S8 or express road S8 (in Polish droga ekspresowa S8) is major road in Poland which, when completed, will run along the route WrocławŁódźWarsawBiałystok. The whole road is planned to be about 550 km (340 mi) long. Originally the road was to continue on to the border with Lithuania but in 2009 the plans have been changed, and currently the S61 will branch off S8 and go to the border.[1] S8 section from Warsaw to S61 has been planned to become part of Via Baltica.

History of construction[edit]

In January 2014, 337.3 km (210 mi) of the expressway was completed. The existing sections are:

  • Wrocław (A8) - Rzgów (DK91) 168 km (104.4 mi)
  • Piotrków Tryb. – Adamowice 84 km (52.2 mi)
  • RadzyminWyszków, 36.7 km (23 mi)
  • Ostrów Mazowiecka bypass, 7.5 km (4.7 mi)
  • Zambrów bypass, 11 km (6.9 mi)
  • Jeżewo - Białystok, 24.5 km (15.2 mi)

S8 in Warsaw[edit]

S8 route in Warsaw
Express road S8 in Choroszcz

S8 is going to run through Warsaw and be part of its network of bypass roads. As of 2009, two sections were under construction in Warsaw. The first runs from Konotopa (junction with A2) to Powązkowska street and is 10.1 km (6.3 mi) long. Construction started in 2008 and was finished in December 2010.[2] The second section runs from Modlińska to Marki and is 7.1 km (4.4 mi) long. Its construction started in 2008 and it was finished in June 2012.

The contract to build the section immediately south of Warsaw was signed in April 2013, with completion planned in 32 months.[3] The contract involves construction of 11,5 km of expressway between interchanges Opacz (S2) and Paszków. There is a possibility that this part of the expressway will open to traffic in spring 2015

The contract to reconstruct the 5 km long section between Powązkowska and Modlińska interchanges, which includes the bridge over the river Vistula, was signed on July 28, 2013, with completion planned for October, 2015. [4]

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