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With a couple of exceptions (eg the A1/S1 both running parallel in southern Poland), road numbers are unique, with prefixes changing with status.
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
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
These national roads are the Polish equivalent of the UK's trunk roads. Their numbers range from 1 to 99.
These regional roads are maintained by the 16 voivodships of Poland. The numbering is ranged between 100 and 999.
- Motorways: 130 km/h (88.78mph)
- Expressways: 100 km/h (single), 110 km/h (dual)