You might not be able to believe it (and neither can we) but that busy road from Split to Trogir we always find ourselves on has finally seen the end of construction!
While it may have taken 12 years (you also heard that right), construction workers on the so-called “fast road” from Split to Trogir can finally hang up their boots – this four-lane highway is finished!
The fast road through Kastela, which was built in several stages, was officially put into circulation yesterday in Kaštel Lukšić by the Director of Croatian Roads Josip Škorić and State Secretary for Infrastructure Tomislav Mihotić, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on June 2, 2017.
From yesterday, said Škorić, this section runs without any restrictions.
“Construction began on this road in 2006 from Solin to Plano. The value of the project for the construction on the last subsection in Gomilica-Stari reached 147 million HRK, of which 60 million HRK was granted by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport, and Infrastructure. The entire road, which is a distance of 15 kilometers, is valued at 430 million HRK excluding VAT.
The whole job was considerably demanding, and the lanes had to be built in four phases through the incredibly dense traffic of 25,000 vehicles per day. There were also equally significant problems with property rights,” said Škorić, while Tomislav Mihotić added that they are moving forward with solving the problem of width in Solin for which they have a design, and constructing several ramps on the Split bypass.
Mihotić also promised to move forward with the construction of the road to Omiš and the Pelješac bridge, the biggest infrastructure project in Croatia.
Mayor of Kaštela Denis Ivanović added that the construction of this new road certainly contributes to the greater safety of pedestrians and drivers.
From Solin to Plano 15 kilometers of roads have been built with eight kilometers of alternative roads.