Split to Open New Public Parking Garages

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Finally some good news for Split’s chronic shortage of parking spaces.

Finally, some great news for drivers in Split, especially for the inhabitants of Sućidar, Mertojak and Visoka neighbourhoods – in the next year, their neighbourhoods will get around 600 new parking spaces, which will make their everyday life much easier, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on November 19, 2015.

Around 18,000 people live in Sućidar, and in that area it is often almost impossible to find a free parking space. The situation is similar in Mertojak with about 10,000 people, including many of those who daily complain about parking problems which have become almost unbearable.

Although the problem of increasing number of cars on the streets and the decline in the number of parking spaces is evident in all city neighbourhoods, the opening of three new public parking garages should mark a turning point in resolving this issue for drivers in Split.

According to Ante Krželj, head of the City Office for Property Affairs and Construction, the construction of new garages should start very soon, with the total cost of the project of about 18 million kuna. Lavčević has been chosen as the contractor for Sućidar and Mertojak projects, and has promised that it will obtain all necessary permits. “The necessary documents should be obtained by the beginning of March, and then the construction will begin and last about four months. So, it is reasonable to expect that by the next summer about 200 parking spaces in Sućidar and 200 spaces in Mertojak will be ready”, Krželj said.

He added that in Sućidar the garage will actually be an upgrade of an existing parking lot in Krležina Street, while the number of parking spaces in Mertojak could at least partly be increased with the upgrading of existing parking lot in Ostravska Street. The reconstruction of the parking lot in Sućidar will cost 6 million kuna, while the project in Mertojak will be somewhat cheaper and will cost 5.8 million kuna.

“The city plans to implement another similar project next year – a garage in Vrazova Street. For that project, it is necessary to obtain a modification of the building permit and prepare the main and detailed design plans. That garage, which will also cost around 5.8 million kuna, would give us another 200 new parking spaces. These projects should significantly reduce the chronic shortage of free parking places in these neighbourhoods”, Krželj said.


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