National road 1 (Poland)

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National Road 1
Droga krajowa nr 1
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   Trunk road standard
   Expressway standard
Route information
E75-PL.svg Part of European route E75
Maintained by GDDKiA
Length640 km (400 mi)
Location
Regions: Pomeranian Voivodeship
Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship
Łódź Voivodeship
Silesian Voivodeship
Major cities Gdańsk, Grudziądz, Toruń, Łódź, Częstochowa, Sosnowiec, Katowice, Bielsko-Biała
Highway system
National roads in Poland
DK98-PL.svg DK 98 DK 2 DK2-PL.svg

National road 1 (Polish : Droga krajowa nr 1) is a route in the Polish national road network. The highway connects the northern and southern regions of Poland, running from Gdańsk to Zwardoń at the Slovak border, traversing the Pomeranian, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Łódź and Silesian voivodeships. It has four bridges over the Vistula river. Most of the national road 1 is a component of European highway E75.

Polish language West Slavic language spoken in Poland

Polish is a West Slavic language of the Lechitic group. It is spoken primarily in Poland and serves as the native language of the Poles. In addition to being an official language of Poland, it is also used by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 50 million Polish-language speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union.

National roads in Poland National roads in Poland

According to classes and categories of public roads in Poland, a national road is a public trunk road controlled by the Polish central government authority, the General Directorship of National Roads and Motorways. Other types of roads in Poland are under the control of entities at voivodeship, powiat and gmina levels: voivodeship roads, powiat roads and gmina roads.

Poland Republic in Central Europe

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From Gdańsk to Piotrków Trybunalski, the road has a motorway standard and is marked as A1 motorway.

Gdańsk City in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

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Piotrków Trybunalski Place in Łódź Voivodeship, Poland

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From Piotrków Trybunalski to Katowice, it is part of the Gierkówka route - a dual carriageway road constructed in the 1970s not up to motorway standard, marked as National road 1. As of 2019, the reconstruction of its northern half (from Tuszyn to Częstochowa) into A1 motorway has started, forcing closure of one carriageway and diverting the whole traffic to the second carriageway for the time of reconstruction.

Katowice Place in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

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Dual carriageway type of road

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Tuszyn Place in Łódź Voivodeship, Poland

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From Podwarpie near Katowice to Zwardoń the road partially has an expressway standard marked as S1 (the other parts are marked as National road 1).

Podwarpie Village in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

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Zwardoń Village in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

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Toruń City in Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Poland

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Coordinates: 52°46′14″N18°52′46″E / 52.770495°N 18.879356°E / 52.770495; 18.879356

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