Most Expensive Croatian Road To Be Put Into Function Today

Lauren Simmonds

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October the 18th, 2023 – The most expensive Croatian road is set to finally be put into function this afternoon, according to current announcements.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the most expensive Croatian road, as it has been being referred to since the very beginning of its construction three years ago, should be open for road users this afternoon.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butković will both attend the opening ceremony at the Škurinje junction, close to the City of Rijeka.

Technical inspections and the final nod

Yesterday, Hrvatske ceste/Croatian roads confirmed that the technical inspection of the most expensive Croatian road, which is less than three kilometres long and yet is worth an astounding sixty million euros, had been completed. They also confirmed that a permit for use had been issued for the road. All of the above means that all of the prerequisites for this road, which connects the container terminal on the coast and the Škurinje junction on the Rijeka bypass, will be able to be put into function today.

Many challenges for a less than three kilometre road

On the route of road D403, which was built by a consortium of companies GP Krk, Kolektor CPG from Slovenia and Euroasfalt from Bosnia and Herzegovina, a number of very demanding road structures were constructed. Almost the entire road, which isn’t even three kilometres long, passes through areas like tunnels, railway underpasses and viaducts, so it had its challenges and obstacles.

The most demanding part along the most expensive Croatian road route was the three-lane Podmurvice tunnel, which is 1,300 metres long, and through which traffic will flow along two lanes uphill. Those lanes lead from the entrance from the roundabout next to the West shopping centre building in the direction of the Škurinje junction, and in along another lane heading in the opposite direction. Parallel to the main tunnel pipe, an 850-metre-long evacuation tunnel was also constructed as part of this project, along with several evacuation exits to the surface, as reported by Novi list.


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