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The last section of the S19 highway between Lublin and Rzeszów has been opened to traffic. We are talking about a 20 kilometer stretch between Niedrzwica Duże – Kraśnik. The opening of this section will allow residents of Rzeszów to take the highway to the country’s capital, while from the Lublin region it will be easier to reach the A4 highway.

– You can go! Today we opened the last part of the Via Carpatia route between Lublin and Rzeszów. We are connecting Polish regions and bringing Poland closer together – said Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk.

– When we declared in Kraśnik in 2016 that we would build this road, some people approached us and said it was impossible. They said they would rather grow a cactus than create this road. So today is the day when many people grow cacti – said the infrastructure minister, quoted on social media.


– The initiator of the construction of this road was the President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński. Today the highway bears his name. An important phase of this investment has ended. We face new challenges: connecting Lublin with Białystok and Rzeszów with the Polish-Slovak border – added Deputy Minister Rafał Weber.

As part of the investment, 17 works of art, including 12 viaducts, two passages for large animals, a bridge and two footbridges, will be included. The contract also included the construction of the Wilkołaz traffic interchange.
In 2012 (Stobierna – Rzeszów Wschód) and in 2017 (Sokołów Małopolski Północ – Stobierna), the first sections of the single-lane S19 highway between Lublin and Rzeszów were made available to drivers. In the second half of 2019, a start was made on the realization of the entire route in the four-lane route.

The total cost of the construction of the S19 from the Lublin Węglin interchange to the Sokołów Małopolski Północ interchange (including preparatory work, land acquisition and supervision) is approximately PLN 4.5 billion, of which more than PLN 2.2 billion is co-financed by the European Union . The construction was divided into twelve construction parts with a total length of approximately 130 km.

At the beginning of May 2022, GDDKiA announced a tender for the construction of the second carriageway S19 on the Sokołów Małopolski – Jasionka section. When completed, the entire route between Lublin and Rzeszów will have a dual carriageway section.

S19 between Lublin and Rzeszow:

• S19 Lublin – Niedrzwica Duzy
The 12 km long route was put into service on December 16, 2021. As part of the assignment, 15 works of art have been built, including four bridges, 10 viaducts and a footbridge. Two intersections were constructed (Strzeszkowice and Niedrzwica Duży).

• Niedrzwica Duży – Kraśnik
The 20 km long route was put into service on 21 May 2022. 17 works of art, including 12 viaducts, two passages for large animals, a bridge and two footbridges. One road intersection was built – Wilkołaz.

• Kraśnik Circular Road
The route is approximately 10 km long. It was made available for traffic on December 16, 2021. 12 works of art were built: two bridges and 10 viaducts. Two traffic interchanges have also been constructed (Kraśnik Północ and Kraśnik Południe, where a connection has also been established by the National Road No. 74).

• Kraśnik – Janów Lubelski
The route is approximately 18 km long and was made available to traffic on 16 December 2021. 21 works of art, including a bridge, 14 viaducts and six animal crossings. Two traffic interchanges were also built (Szastarka and Modliborzyce interchanges).

• Ring Road Janów Lubelski
The 6.5 km stretch was put into service on December 16, 2021. As part of the investment, five structures were built (four viaducts and one bridge) and two traffic interchanges (Janów Lubelski Północ and Janów Lubelski Południe). There were also five animal crossings and eight culverts.

• Janów Lubelski – Janowskie Forests
Drivers will use the 8 km long route from 16 June 2021. As part of the investment, the Lasy Janowskie interchange was built, as well as two bridges, two overpasses and nine animal crossings.
• Janowskie Forests – Zdziary

The 9.5 km route was made available to drivers on October 11, 2021. As part of the contract, two bridges, ten viaducts, one pedestrian bridge, fifteen culverts, one pair of the Bukowa Service Area (cat. I) and the Zdziary S19 interchange with DK19 were built. †

• Zdziary – Rudnik on the San river
The 8.2 km course was made available to the drivers on April 29, 2022. As part of the task, a bridge over the San was built. The main power span, built in the overhang technology, is the third longest in Poland. In addition, two bridge structures have been built on the main line of the S19, six transverse bridge structures (including a large animal crossing over the top) and seven culverts (including those combined with animal crossings).

• Rudnik nad Sanem – Nisko
Motorists can use this 6.5 km long route from 6 December 2021. As part of the project, two interchanges have been constructed (Rudnik nad Sanem and Nisko), six viaducts (including crossings for large and medium animals up and down) and six culverts (also those combined with animal passages).

• Low – Jeżowe
The 11.2 km section was put into service on December 6, 2021. As part of the project, three highway overpasses, six animal passageways (two above and four below), nine culverts for environmental purposes and the Podgórze Service Area (cat. III) and Jeżowe (cat. II) were built.

• Jeżowe – Fishing
The portion was made available on December 6, 2021. As part of the 10.3 km long investment, two interchanges (Jeżowe and Nowa Sarzyna) have been built, as well as seven viaducts (including three viaducts along side roads), five bridges (including those that also serve as a crossing point for large and medium-sized animals at the bottom) , an animal crossing at the top, an animal crossing at the bottom and five divers with an ecological function.

• Fishing – Sokołów Małopolski North
The 8.2 km course was made available to the drivers on December 23, 2021. As part of the investment, two interchanges were built (Łowisko and Sokołów Małopolski Północ), six road viaducts (including crossings for medium animals up and down) and two culverts for small animals with ecological function.

• Sokołów Małopolski Północ – Stobierna
The route made available to drivers on 1 September 2017 is 12.5 km long. As part of the investment, the Sokołów Małopolski road junction was built, four road viaducts, one viaduct, nineteen animal crossings and a farm crossing, as well as one pair of passenger service points (Stobierna and Nienadówka MOPs) of category I.

• Stobierna – Rzeszów East
Motorists can use this route from 10 September 2012. The route covers a 6.9 km stretch of the highway. The investment included the construction of the Jasionka road interchange, fourteen structures, including four road overpasses, four bridges and six culverts and animal passages.

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