VIDEO: Zagreb Roundabout Finally Complete After 13 Months

Lauren Simmonds

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The Zagreb roundabout is one of those projects that seems to have no end date. Works have been going on on the city’s large roundabout (more precisely the Remetinec roundabout) for months on end, with different end dates being thrown out along the way. It seems now, however, that the works have finally been completed, with just one step left to go before it finally opens.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 7th of January, 2020, apparently the impression of completeness can be felt in the air when it comes to the Zagreb roundabout.

Over the past 385 days, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the Republic of Croatia worth a massive 331.6 million kuna has been being worked on. The move should hopefully finally resolve the congestion at the entrance to the metropolis, according to a report from Jutarnji list.

”We just have electricity to deal with, and then that’s it, we’re sending a request for technical inspection next week,” Goran Radic tells journalists as they stand by the fence blocking off access to the Zagreb roundabout as the final works continue. Radic is the construction manager of this enormous megaproject, which, as things currently stand at least, will actually be completed on time.

The roads are now paved, the signage has been drawn up, the underpasses are functional, and traffic lights are set up at the entrances to the newly reconstructed Zagreb roundabout. The final step will be to finalise the electricity, ie, to turn on the public lighting, tunnel lamps and connect the other necessary cables to the Elektra network. The plan is to send a request to the technical inspection committee on January the 9th, and their inspectors will then go out into the field and check everything is as it should be.

If they get the green light, by the end of this month, cars could finally fill the Zagreb roundabout’s roads, which are now occupied only by work machines, trucks and some of the official vehicles of construction site bosses. In other words, after thirteen very long months, one of the most important hubs in Zagreb will reopen.

Watch the video of the new Zagreb roundabout from above, as posted on Jutarnji list’s YouTube channel:

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