Triblavina highway project still prompts disagreement

Residents of municipalities outside Bratislava -- Bernolákovo, Chorvátsky Grob, Vajnory -- are petitioning against proposed changes to the Triblavina intersection plan.

(Source: Sme)

Construction work on the highway just north of Bratislava have stagnated for more than a year over disagreements between authorities and residents of the adjacent municipalities. While Transport Minister Roman Brecely has introduced a proposals to build a five-lane unified road, citizens insisted on the original six-lane concept with more connections to surrounding roads. 

The civic association OZ Triblavina, which represents municipalities, has petitioned to continue the project in accordance with the original six lane plan from 2013. They delivered the petition signed by 3,500 residents and activists to the ministry on June 28. But the National Highway Company (NDS) looks set to proceed with the work based on their own plan.

“The latest concept of the highway section lacks connections with the municipalities from north and south side and speaks in favor of only one developer which will consistently burden the area,” Tatiana Kratochvílová, Bratislava’s former chief traffic engineer and one of authors of the petition, told The Slovak Spectator about the ministerial proposal.

Back to the original plan

The Triblavina higway intersection will be built under the D1 highway. There will be a roundabout at each end of the intersection. On one side it will be linked with the already existing road to Senec, while on the other side it will join the road through Cierna Voda, and the road to Pezinok that is only planned to be built yet, the NDS plans state as cited by the TASR newswire.

At Triblavina, the D1 highway will intersect with the D4 Bratislava bypass.

The petition’s essence

The petition argued that  the extension of the intersection to eight lanes without more connections to nearby roads would worsen the traffic and serve developer Starland, a company associated with J&T financial group and businessman Mario Hoffman, which has designed logistics centre and residential zone in the area, the Denník N daily reported.

Moreover, residents are critical of the authorities’ poor communication and argue that changes have been made behind closed doors, said Kratochvílová.

“A citizen who has the right to information on the administration of public funds and on changes that are conflicting with the ground zone plan and the Slovak legislation does not receive a response,” Kratochvílová told The Slovak Spectator.

To ensure better communication, petition council has called on the ministry, NDS and Bratislava Region (BSK) to summon the session with public and media to present proposals for amendment of the construcion prior to its completion, the TASR newswire wrote.

How do we define a collector road? What are some of the drawbacks of the original concept? How residents rate the most recent proposal of the ministry?

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