New Jarosław bypass aims to cut traffic congestion and improve access

A new road bypass in Eastern Poland will help relieve bottlenecks on the region’s roads and create a local socio-economic hub.

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The bypass, which is just over 11 km in length, has been constructed close to the city of Jarosław in the province of Podkarpackie in Eastern Poland. It includes four interchanges and six bridges and viaducts, road crossings, access roads and different environmental protection features.

The main objective was to improve traffic flow through Jarosław and reduce the number of vehicles carrying dangerous goods which go through the city, thus enhancing accessibility for commercial transport. Additionally, it is hoped that the development will create conditions for the development of housing and increase the attractiveness of public transport.

Improving road safety

Planners also believe the bypass, which has a speed limit of 80 km/h, will improve road safety and also access to existing and planned tourist attractions in the city.

Additional installations, including road crossings, drainage, environmental protection facilities, and road safety equipment, bring further safety benefits. The project will also reinstate access to public roads for plots which lose such access during the construction of the bypass.

The new bypass, which is part of the Jedrzychowice-Korczowa national road, was completed in 2012 and has been in use since 2013.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the Jarosław bypass project is EUR 110 680 411, of which the EU´s European Regional Development Fund is contributing EUR 73 920 626 from the Operational Programme “Development of Eastern Poland” for the 2007-2013 programming period. Works fall under the priority axis “Transport infrastructure”.

Draft date

24/09/2014