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Old August 6th, 2015, 06:45 AM   #14521
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Possible explanations for such low costs are as follows:
1) relatively flat place;
2) no need for ground replacement (what it rather norm in Poland);
3) close source of some materials needed for road construction.
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Old August 6th, 2015, 09:26 PM   #14522
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Zabrze, A4 motorway towards Katowice, late afternoon :

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Old August 11th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #14523
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Road safety statistics for July 2015

July

Number of road accidents

- 2015: 2.997
- 2014: 3.328
- 2013: 3.564


Road fatalities

- 2015: 265
- 2014: 270
- 2013: 284


Number of wounded

- 2015: 3.796
- 2014: 4.199
- 2013: 4.426

January-July

Number of road accidents

- 2015: 17.881
- 2014: 19.197
- 2013: 18.567


Road fatalities

- 2015: 1.537
- 2014: 1.663
- 2013: 1.624


Number of wounded

- 2015: 21.858
- 2014: 23.535
- 2013: 22.933

http://statystyka.policja.pl/st/ruch...esiecznym.html
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Old August 13th, 2015, 04:47 PM   #14524
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A4 Wrocław - Opole

A4 has just been renovated between „Brzeg” and „Opole West” interchanges. The 30km stretch is a part of the motorway’s refurbishment in Opole Voivodeship that is scheduled to end in 2019.



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Old August 13th, 2015, 06:00 PM   #14525
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^ Didn't they wide shoulders during renovation? Looks like it is very narrow.
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Old August 14th, 2015, 08:53 AM   #14526
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It`s the extra (enter) lane, the wide shoulders are still 2,75m.
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Old August 14th, 2015, 03:50 PM   #14527
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S7 expressway construction, section Orońsko- Mazowieckie voivodeship border. Aerial photos

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Old August 16th, 2015, 08:32 PM   #14528
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Visualization of S17 expressway Garwolin-mazowieckie voivodeship border. There is a tendner for construction in progress for this section.

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Wizualizacja S17 na odcinku Garwolin - granica województw mazowieckiego i lubelskiego.



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Old August 17th, 2015, 12:27 AM   #14529
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Cool pic of the Redzinski bridge I came across..

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Old August 17th, 2015, 12:28 AM   #14530
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Some of my photos from driving along recently opened S69 south of Bielsko-Biala as well as along the older bypass of that town:

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Old August 17th, 2015, 12:32 AM   #14531
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More of S69

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Approaching Bielsko-Biala bypass

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Old August 17th, 2015, 12:35 AM   #14532
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Here it is technically not an S-road anymore, at least for few hundred meters, due to this sharp curve

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One day S1 will continue north from here

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That's it for today.
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Old August 17th, 2015, 08:56 AM   #14533
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Few shots from my local stretch of A1.

Entering in Mszana:

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Infamous bridge still standing

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Old August 17th, 2015, 09:00 AM   #14534
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With wide median in the forest it could be somewhere in the US

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Going to services in Rowien

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Back on the mainline, from here 3 lanes in each direction:

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More photos in the evening
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Old August 17th, 2015, 05:01 PM   #14535
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*could be in US, except:

1 - pavement quality is too good (who would ever have thought 10 years ago )
2 - sound barriers
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Old August 18th, 2015, 12:18 AM   #14536
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*could be in US, except:

1 - pavement quality is too good (who would ever have thought 10 years ago )
2 - sound barriers
Yes, those pesky sound barriers

And pavement on this stretch is better and worse. Funnily enough the oldest stretches have the best surface. North of the A4 surface is quite bad in places.

Anyway, let's continue

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This lighter tarmac has the best surface. It is one of the first open stretches of the A1 in Silesia region:

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We'll be taking DW902 to Katowice

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Old August 18th, 2015, 01:01 AM   #14537
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Sometimes I don't believe how much the driving in Poland has changed over the last years... with this stretch of A1 being one of the top examples...

We'll soon see the times when we'll have a CHOICE - when going from point A to point B we'll be able to choose between TWO different highways...
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Old August 18th, 2015, 01:40 AM   #14538
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and good highways !
Polish people always say how PL is terrible and getting worse (but... Polonia people say the same thing of wherever they stay also ) but at least for some things, there are improvements
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Old August 18th, 2015, 10:15 AM   #14539
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Sometimes I don't believe how much the driving in Poland has changed over the last years... with this stretch of A1 being one of the top examples...
Yes. I moved to the UK over 10 years ago. Back then when I wanted to go to Pyrzowice airport I had to navigate numerous of congested and slow highways. Even if some those roads, often dual carriageways (like DK81 or 86), were one of the best in Poland at the time it still took me more than twice the time I need now.
I was following construction of the A1 closely and every time a new stretch opened I was smiling. Nowadays journey to the airport is a breeze. From Jastrzebie to Pyrzowice easy drive of 45-50min, max an hour. Safe, well designed, not congested, great road. Reminds me how impressed I was with western motorways when I was hitch-hiking around Europe when I was at university.

However there are a few issues with the pavement in the northern parts of this road. From what I heard it is due to difficult geology. Let's hope the ground movements stabilize in the next few years and it will be possible to fix the tarmac.

Now time for some shots from DW902 (DTS) between A1 and Katowice

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This stretch have problems with the embankment subsidence

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Apparently it is due to the materials used during construction of the embankment. Some of it changes volume over time. For now they are waiting for the process to stop so they can fix the surface. For now they just removed the biggest "hills"

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Recently opened services:

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Hot days in Poland

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Visualization of S17 expressway Garwolin-mazowieckie voivodeship border. There is a tendner for construction in progress for this section.
Aerial version:

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