Part of the Bratislava ring road has opened

People coming to the capital from the south can use 30 kilometres of the new road.

A 30-kilometre stretch of the Bratislava ring road opened on July 19, 2020.A 30-kilometre stretch of the Bratislava ring road opened on July 19, 2020. (Source: TASR)

The first 30 kilometres of the long-awaited Bratislava ring road can now be used by drivers.

The Ketelec – Dunajská Lužná – Šamorín – Holice section of the R7 express dual-carriageway and the Ketelec – Rovinka stretch of the D4 bypass were opened on July 19, 2020. This stretch is nearly a half of the planned 59-kilometre ring road that is being built by the D4R7 Construction company within the public-private partnership (PPP) project.

Originally, the stretch was expected to open earlier this year, around late March or early April according to transport minister Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd). The constructor explained the delay with the late approval of necessary building permissions.

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