More than 56 km of highways opened in 2015

Slovakia’s network of highways and dual carriageways was extended by more than 56 kilometres this year.

Opening of the Šibenik tunnel. Opening of the Šibenik tunnel. (Source: SITA)

Most of the new sections are stretches of the D1 cross-country highway – specifically the 16.4-kilometre Dubná Skala-Turany (Žilina Region) stretch and the 18.5-km Jánovce-Jablonov (Prešov Region) stretch that features the 600-metre Šibenik tunnel. In Prešov Region there was also the 11.2 km Fričovce-Svinia stretch opened, National Highway Company (NDS) spokesperson Eva Zgravčáková told the TASR newswire on December 28.

On the R1 dual carriageways, the 10.4 km Pstruša-Kriváň (Banská Bystrica Region) section was opened, which is a bypass of Detva.

NDS also replaced crash barriers on five busy sections that were built in the 1970s-1980s.

“The aim was to install a new barrier safety system that would have a significant impact on road safety – in compliance with European standards,” said Zgravčáková. More than 302 km of crash barriers were installed from April to October.

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