D3 motorway (Slovakia)

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D3 Motorway
Diaľnica D3
in operation under construction in planning
Route information
Part of E50E442E75
Length: 14.1 km (8.8 mi)
Planned: 59 km (36.7 mi) +1.7 km (1.1 mi)
Major junctions
From: Diaľnica D1.svg D1 near Hričovské Podhradie
  Rýchlostná cesta R5.svg R5 near Svrčinovec (planned)
To: S1-PL.svg S1 border with Poland
Regions: Žilina Region
Major cities: Žilina, Čadca
Highway system

The Motorway D3 (formerly D18), sometimes called the Kysuce Motorway, is a motorway in northern Slovakia. Initially, it is supposed to be only a two lane motorway in the Čadca - Slovak/Polish border section, and four lane motorway in the remaining section Hričovské Podhradie - Čadca. It lies on these E-roads: E50, E75 and E442.

It starts at the motorway junction with the D1, bypassing Žilina, then goes to the north around Kysucké Nové Mesto and Čadca, having an interchange with the R5, and ends near the village of Skalité, where it crosses the Polish border and connects to Expressway S1.

From the total length of 60.398 km, there are (as of June 2014):

  • 8.479 km of full motorway in operation
  • 5.963 km of semi-motorway in operation
  • 19.71 km under construction (2016)
  • 27.499 km planned

Sections of the motorway[edit]

Open sections (as of June 2017):

Section Length Opening
Hričovské Podhradie (D1/D3) - Žilina-Strážov 6.85 km (+1.6 km), 4 lanes Jan/Dec 2007
Oščadnica - Čadca-Bukov 5,4 km (2 lanes) Oct 2004
Svrčinovec - Skalité 15 km (2 lanes) Jun 2017
Skalité - Polish border 0,15 km (2 lanes) Jan 2006

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