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Completion of D1 highway postponed by two years

The recent landslide near Šútov in the Martin District will considerably delay the completion of the D1 highway, the Pravda daily wrote in its Tuesday, May 7 issue.

The recent landslide near Šútov in the Martin District will considerably delay the completion of the D1 highway, the Pravda daily wrote in its Tuesday, May 7 issue.

While the four-lane road between Bratislava and Košice was due to be completed in 2019 according to the original plans, the road is currently not expected to be completed until 2020 or 2021. The section near Martin should have been the last stretch to be completed, together with the Višňové tunnel near Žilina. Currently, when travelling from Bratislava to Košice, the highway becomes a bottleneck in Žilina, resulting in frequent traffic jams. In the future, the bottleneck is expected to move to Martin, which is part of the Turany – Hubová section of the highway.

The head of the private Transport Research Institute (VÚD) in Žilina, Ľubomír Palčák, confirmed for Pravda that the section of the road affected by the landslide will now be delayed by a year or two. Spokesperson of the state-owned National Highway Company, Marcel Jánošík, also said that the deadline for completing the section of highway will be delayed by one year.

(Source: Pravda)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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