National road 7 (Poland)

Droga krajowa nr 7 (Polish: National road No. 7, DK 7) is a route of the Polish national roads network running from Żukowo near Gdańsk, through Warsaw and Kraków to the border with Slovakia at Chyżne. It is part of European route E77. The stretch between Kraków and Zakopane is commonly referred to as Zakopianka.

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National Road 7
Droga krajowa nr 7
DK 7 and S7 in Poland
  Trunk road standard
  Expressway standard
  Concurrent with Autostrada A4
Route information
E77-PL.svg Part of European route E77
Maintained by GDDKiA
Length780 km (480 mi)
Major junctions
FromŻukowo near Gdańsk
ToChyżne border crossing
Location
RegionsPomerania
Masuria
Masovia
Holy Cross
Lesser Poland
Major citiesGdańsk, Elbląg, Ostróda, Warsaw, Radom, Kielce, Kraków, Zakopane
Highway system
National roads in Poland
DK 6 DK 8

Since the beginning of 1990s parts of the DK 7 were being rebuilt to expressway standards and now form part of the Expressway S7. The section around Kraków is concurrent with Autostrada A4 motorway.

Prior to its modernisation, the DK 7 was the most dangerous road in Poland along with DK 1.[1] In 2007 there were 765 road accidents on DK 7, with 170 people dead and 1157 injured.[1] The following year the accident count dropped to 696.[1]

Parts of the road are concurrent with pre-war German Reichsstraße 128 and 130.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Komenda Główna Policji (corporate author) (2009). Wypadki Drogowe w Polsce w 2008 roku [Road accidents in Poland in 2008] (PDF) (in Polish). Warsaw: Komenda Główna Policji. p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2013-08-04.