68 Million Euro Mega Project to Give City of Zagreb New Southern Entrance

Lauren Simmonds

Croatian Motorways (HAC) and the City of Zagreb have embarked on an extremely expensive joint project to give Zagreb a brand new southern entrance in order to attempt to relieve troublesome traffic issues and jams.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 6th of November, 2019, the construction of the viaduct above the Ranžirni kolodvor (station) should begin next year, giving Zagreb a totally brand new, southern entrance to the city.

This will relieve the Buzin junction and the Velika Gorica road, where huge traffic jams are often created, causing enormous and clearly needless traffic issues when entering the Croatian capital city by road. Those who have usually been using the entrance via Buzin to join or leave the bypass, will be able to do so at the Jakuševac junction after the construction of the viaduct above the Ranžirni kolodvor when the project is completed.

Croatian Motorways (HAC) expects that as much as fifty percent of the traffic from Buzin will be diverted to Jakuševac owing to the construction of this viaduct, which, as stated, will provide enormous relief for drivers entering Zagreb, as the average annual daily traffic between these two junctions is as high as 57,912 vehicles.

According to Vecernji list, HAC and the City of Zagreb are embarking on this joint project that, in addition to the construction of the overpass, of which HAC is in charge, includes the reconstruction of Sarajevo road, which will also receive a new tram line, with the City of Zagreb being responsible for that part. The implementation of the project will also improve the connectivity of the Croatian capital city with its international airport.

The estimated value of the investment stands at an eye-watering 68 million euros. Of this amount, the viaduct and junction on Sarajevo road are worth 48 million euros, while the reconstruction and extension of the road will cost 13.3 million euros in total. On top of all that, the construction of the new tram line would cost 6.7 million euros. Croatian Motorways say they want to launch a viaduct tender early next year and start work by the end of 2020.

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