Expressway S8 (Poland)

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Expressway S8
Droga ekspresowa S8
Route information
Part of E67
Length: 431.4 km (268.1 mi)
564.9 km (351 mi) total planned length
107.9 km (67 mi) currently under construction
Major junctions
From: A4-PL.svg A4 near Wrocław

S11-PL.svg S11 near Kępno (planned)
S14-PL.svg S14 near Pabianice
A1-PL.svg A1 near Łódź
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 565 km (351 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.

The upgrade is part of a European plan to fund express roads in Poland[2].

History of construction[edit]

In May 2015, 402.7 km (250 mi) of the expressway was completed. The existing sections are:

  • Kobierzyce - Rzgów (DK91), 226.35 km (140.65 mi) (including a stretch marked as A8)
  • Rzgów - Łódź Południe (A1) 5.43 km (3.37 mi)
  • Piotrków Tryb. – Radziejowice, 94.3 km (58.6 mi)
  • Warszawa Opacz – Warszawa Konotopa (A2), 5.5 km (3.4 mi) (currently marked as S2)
  • Warszawa Konotopa – Warszawa Powązki, 10 km (6.2 mi)
  • Warszawa Janki – Warszawa Salomea, 13.5 km (8.4 mi) (link to Aleje Jerozolimskie)
  • Warszawa Praga – Warszawa Marki, 7.1 km (4.4 mi)
  • RadzyminWyszków, 36.7 km (23 mi)
  • Ostrów Mazowiecka bypass, 7.5 km (4.7 mi)
  • Zambrów bypass - Mężenin, 15 km (9.3 mi)
  • Jeżewo - Białystok Choroszcz (S19), 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 2012, two sections were completed 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.[3] 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.[4] The contract involves construction of 11,5 km of expressway between interchanges Opacz (S2) and Janki. This part of the expressway opened to traffic in July 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.[5]

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