Bypass to improve driving conditions around Poznań

The construction of the Poznań western bypass – a motorway that forms part of the trans-European corridor - promises to increase traffic capacity, while improving driving conditions for both local and transit traffic around Poznań city.

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The works provide a high level of safety and comfort for long-distance road traffic travelling at high speeds. As the new road re-routes transit traffic away from Poznań, the city's residents are expected to experience a marked decrease in pollution and traffic congestion.

Significant time savings and modernisations

The expected lower travel times, as measured by the annual value of time savings in monetary terms, equates to EUR 69 294 937 for passenger vehicles and EUR 4 254 018 for commercial vehicles. Overall, the works are improving Poland's road system and its inter-regional connections across the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).

The works involve constructing the so-called S11 and S5 expressways – both stretches of road total 25.90 km. A 1.39 km link to national road No 11 is also planned. Seven interchanges and two passenger service areas are also being built. In addition, some 33 structures including bridges, viaducts, overpasses and a tunnel are foreseen. Separately, power, telecommunications, water and drainage networks are being built along the new section of road.

Protection audits

Once the bypass is completed, safety and environment protection audits will regularly take place in order to gauge and control any potential impact on nearby protected areas. The speed limit is set at 100 km/hr and a toll is charged on the expressway section.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Western by-pass of Poznań within the express roads S11 and S5” is EUR 288 441 459, of which the EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 178 553 399, from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority “TEN-T road and air transport network”.

Draft date

10/06/2015