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Poland

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Poland
Polska
Location Map ( geo)
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Country code PL
Drives on:  right
Route prefixes:  A, S, DK, DW
Traffic light sequence:  green · amber · red ·
 red+amber
Signage colour
Motorway:  white on blue
Main road:  white on green
Units
Long distances:  kilometre
Short distances:  metre
Heights:  metreFuel:  litre
General data
Population:  38,413,000 (2018)
Area:  312,696 km²
Currency:  Złoty PLN (zł)
Time zone:  GMT+1 (summer: GMT+2)
Internet TLD code:  .pl
International dialling code:  +48
Capital City::  Warsaw (Warszawa)
Borders
Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine

Network

Numbering

With a couple of exceptions (eg the A1/S1 both running parallel in southern Poland), road numbers are unique, with prefixes changing with status.

Autostrady

They include A1, A2, A4, A6, A8 (Motorway Bypass of Wroclaw) and A18. They are in various stages, still major parts need to be completed. Routing details: A1: Gdansk - Torun - Lodz - Czestochowa - Gliwice - Gorzyczki(PL/CZ), A2: (D/PL)Swiecko - Poznan - Lodz - Warsaw - Terespol(PL/BY), A4: (D/PL)Jedrzychowice - Wroclaw - Opole - Katowice - Cracow - Rzeszów - Korczowa(PL/UA), A6: (D/PL)Kolbaskowo - Szczecin, A8: Motorway which is bypassing the city of Wroclaw from western side, A18: (D/PL)Olszyna - Krzyzowa(A4), List of Autostrady

Drogi ekspresowe

These are motorway-like, high speed roads which are meant to to complement the 'backbone' created by the motorways. They will constitute the majority of high speed roads in Poland. They can be roughly compared with German Schnellstrasse or Spanish Autovia. Short stretches are completed all over the country. They include (including planned expressways): S1, S2 (Southern Bypass of Warsaw), S3, S5, S6, S7, S8, S10, S11, S12, S14 (Western Bypass of Lodz), S16, S17, S19, S22, S51, S69, S74, S79 and S86. List of Expressways

Drogi krajowe

These national roads are the Polish equivalent of the UK's trunk roads. Their numbers range from 1 to 99.

Drogi wojewódzkie

These regional roads are maintained by the 16 voivodships of Poland. The numbering is ranged between 100 and 999.

Driving

Speed limits

  • Motorways: 130 km/h (88.78mph)
  • Expressways: 100 km/h (single), 110 km/h (dual)

Other rules

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