The Drogowski family has just signed a contract to develop documentation for the new section of the S8 expressway in the province. Łódź. We know which drivers will benefit most from the construction of a new road.
GDDKiA has selected a design office that will develop a technical, economic and environmental study with elements of the program concept (STEŚ-R) for the missing connector not only to the S8, but also to the planned Kozenin junction at the intersection of the S12 and S74 expressways. The length of the entire new section of the expressway is approximately 60 km, and the intersection with S8 will be approximately halfway there.
Easier access from Lower Silesia to the capital
The newly built section of the expressway will mainly improve the connection between Lower Silesia and Warsaw. Currently, most drivers driving from Wrocław, after reaching the Łódź Południe junction, choose a further route to the capital via the A1 motorway and the heavily trafficked A2 motorway. A direct connection of the S8 to the vicinity of Tomaszów Mazowiecki will facilitate travel by taking over some of the traffic from the very crowded A2 (on the Łódź – Warsaw section), as well as from the A1 between the Łódź Południe junction and Piotrków Trybunalski.
Faster from Greater Poland to two voivodeships
The new road solution, enabling the connection of the Łódź Południe junction (A1/S8) with the Kozenin junction (S12/S74), will also improve road traffic from Greater Poland towards the Świętokrzyskie and Podkarpackie voivodeships. All thanks to the 60-kilometer connector to the planned Kozenin junction at the junction of S12 and S74. Not only transit drivers will be happy with the new road, but also residents of Tomaszów Mazowiecki and neighboring towns, who will be able to get to Łódź more efficiently.
In the highest road standard
The connection from the Łódź Południe junction to the Kozenin junction will be a dual carriageway expressway with two lanes in each direction. The road will be equipped with the necessary devices, such as collision-free road junctions, a modern traffic management system, and all environmental protection installations.
Who will prepare the documentation?
Transprojekt Gdański will develop the technical, economic and environmental study with elements of the program concept (STEŚ-R). GDDKiA assumes that in 2025 an application for issuing a decision on environmental conditions (DŚU) will be submitted. Completion of the contract, finalized with obtaining the DŚU, is expected to take place around mid-2029. The cost of the contract is approximately PLN 39.1 million.