VIDEO: New Infrastructure Projects to Relieve Traffic Chaos in Split?

By 11 March 2020

March 11, 2020 - The urban area of Split will become the largest construction site for transport infrastructure after the Peljesac Bridge. 

Dalmacija Danas reports that most of the projects at the Croatian Government session on May 4, 2018, concerned transport infrastructure. The detection of black traffic points, their planning and design, is in the final stages, and construction is expected to begin by the end of the year.

According to the Croatian Roads procurement plan for 2020, 523.9 million kuna is planned for investments in transport infrastructure in the area of Split's urban area.

Arranging and leveling of the intersection of Širina in Solin, which records the daily flow of vehicles at an average of 46,941, is an absolute priority of Croatian Roads and the start of public procurement for construction is in the second half of 2020, with a project value of 135 million kuna. This project and the reconstruction of the Stobrec junction is also important because it forms the northern and eastern entrance to Split.

Solinska Street and Zagorski Put were re-categorized into state roads D432 and D433, respectively, on February 14, 2020, and are expected to be reconstructed and completed in 2021. These two roads form an alternative entrance to the city and make a significant contribution to solving traffic jams at the entrance to Split from the Solin direction.

The construction of the Mravinci junction - 2.5 km long TTTS junction with connected roads are extremely important for easing the direction towards Omiš, i.e., this section becomes a true Split bypass. The construction of the Mravinci rotor is also important to realize the regional waste management center project in Lećevica, relocating the Promet garage to Dračevac, as well as implementing the Dračevac technology park project. The value of this project is 336.8 million kuna, and is currently in the process of obtaining a location permit, while the start of procurement for the first phase is expected in the second part of the year.

The Mravince rotor would also become a new entrance to Solin, especially for parts of Solin such as Mravince, Kucina and Priko Voda. It is to these residents of Solin that the future Mravinac ramp would provide safe and fast access. The project, worth 15 million kuna, is in the phase of obtaining a location permit and construction is expected to begin at the end of 2020.

The western ramp at the entrance to the city of Split would allow direct access to Poljicka Street from Ul. Zbora narodne garde, i.e., the present Split bypass. They are currently in the process of finalizing the design, and works on this important ramp are expected early next year. This project would certainly solve the traffic jams that have formed at the entrance to Split for years. The value of the construction of the western ramp is 35 million kuna. The citizens of Split will also be pleased with the reconstruction of Poljicka Street, which includes rehabilitating the Visoko - Mertojak landscapes, reconstructing some intersections, new bicycle paths, bus stops, as well as a lot of new urban equipment. The project is in the preparation phase.  Croatian Roads has decided to include all interested parties when planning this project, especially the city districts and the City of Split, city companies, and others.

The 2020 procurement plan also includes a project for a new exit from the ferry port. It is a two-lane road that would allow faster and safer exit from the ferry port directly Bijankinijeva ul. bypassing the Adriatic Bridge.

All of these projects included in the procurement plan are a guarantee that Croatian Roads are determined to resolve traffic congestion in the area of Split's urban agglomeration, the company said.

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