Road workers inform that the tunnel under Luboń Mały will soon be completely closed for one night. However, difficulties on the S7 expressway leading from Krakow to Zakopane will last longer. We know all the details related to the closure of the tunnel on Zakopianka.
The General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways announced that next week, specifically on the night from Tuesday to Wednesday (October 24/25), both lines of the tunnel on Zakopianka will be closed to traffic. Closing the tunnel requires an inspection.
First, one lane to Krakow will be closed
Work related to tunnel servicing will begin on the night from Monday to Tuesday (October 23/24) in the section leading towards Krakow. From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., traffic will be allowed in only one lane and the speed limit will be 70 km/h. The traffic organization will be the same on the night from Wednesday to Thursday (October 25/26) on the road towards Rabka.
Closure of both threads for one night only
However, the most important works will be carried out on the night from Tuesday to Wednesday (October 24/25), between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. This is when drivers traveling on the S7 Kraków-Zakopane route will encounter the greatest difficulties. Due to the scope of the works being carried out, the tunnel on Zakopianka will be completely closed to traffic. During this time, drivers will be directed to detours along provincial road No. 968 (Lubień – Mszana Dolna junction) and national road No. 28 (Mszana Dolna – Skomielna Biała junction).
Inspection after a year of operation
Let us remind you that the tunnel on Zakopianka was opened to drivers in November 2022. Its drilling in the Mały Luboń mountain massif in the Wyspowy Beskids, between the towns of Naprawa and Skomielna Biała, began on March 6, 2017. The investment cost is almost PLN 1 billion. The 2,058-meter-long tunnel has sectional speed measurements along its entire route. The maximum permissible speed is 100 km/h.