European route 442
|European route 442|
|Overall length:||560 km|
|European route 442 near Liberec, Czech Republic|
The European route 442 (E 442 for short) runs for approx. 560 km through the Czech Republic and Slovakia from Karlovy Vary to Žilina . The European route largely follows the northern border of the Czech Republic, to which it runs parallel at a distance of 30 to 100 km.
The road leads through Chomutov , Teplice , Ústí nad Labem (intersection of European route 55 ), Děčín and Liberec to Turnov , where it crosses European route 65 and runs for about 1.5 km on the same route. The European route continues via Jičín and Hradec Králové to Olomouc . From Olomouc to Lipník nad Bečvou , the E 442 runs on the same route as the European route 462 . Via Valašské Meziříčí and Rožnov pod Radhoštěm , the road leads in a westerly direction to the state border with Slovakia. Shortly before Makov the border is crossed. The road bends south and leads via Bytča to Žilina. Between Bytča and Žilina, the E 442 runs on the same route as the European route 50 and European route 75 .
The E 442 is developed like a motorway over several sections, about 10 km before Ústí nad Labem, 22 km between Liberec and Turnov, from Mohelnice via Olomouc to Lipník nad Bečvou (56 km) and the 11 km between Bytča and Žilina.