Novi Zagreb Megaproject To Transform Public Transport

Lauren Simmonds

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May the 29th, 2024 – One Novi Zagreb megaproject is set to transform public transport infrastructure and should begin as soon as this summer.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the eastern part of Novi Zagreb should become a large construction site from this summer. Excavators, trucks and other machinery are arriving in Zapruđe, where the reconstruction of Sarajevo road (Sarajevska cesta), which has been announced for decades will begin.

The future road will become an avenue and, at the same time, a new southern entrance to the Croatian capital city. The contractor was selected for the road reconstruction project in the length of about two kilometres. The company GIP Pionir won the job, and is one of the companies that the City of Zagreb had already hired for the cable car construction project.

The contractor with whom the contract was signed last Thursday will have 12 months from the start of the work to reconstruct the road from Dubrovnik Avenue (Avenija Dubrovnik), i.e. the rotor in Zapruđe to the Shunting Station. For this job, GIP Pionir offered the most favourable price tag in the amount of 12.45 million euros without VAT, while the estimate of the tender was 14 million, according to a report from Večernji list.

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For this money, the works on the two-kilometre-long stretch will be carried out in several stages, and could begin as early as July. That initial phase will include the part from Dubrovnik Avenue (Avenija Dubrovnik) to Ukraine Street (Ukrajinska cesta). Along this stretch, most of the infrastructure has already been built, and minor operations will be required. The “real” work will begin on the route from Ukraine street (Ukrajinska cesta) to Vatikanska ulica (Vatikanska street). The new eastern roadway will be built there first. The most difficult intervention, however, will take place south of Vatikanska towards Kamenarka and the Shunting Station, where there is now a road with one lane in each direction.

The new road will be 40 metres wide in parts, and will have three traffic lanes heading in each direction, a green belt for the tram line with two tracks in the middle, and pedestrian and bicycle paths on the edges. In the zone of residential buildings and houses, a buffer will be installed. If all the works are completed on time, we could be driving along the new Sarajevo Avenue as early as next summer.

In September, according to the announcements from the City of Zagreb, the Novi Zagreb megaproject will include the construction of a tram line along the same stretch. That is currently the subject of another tender that is still ongoing. From 2026, the extended line 8, which currently connects Mihaljevac and Zapruđe via the Bus Station, should run along the aforementioned new tram tracks.


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