Saturday, 14 August 2021

Split Ferry Port Traffic at 80% of 2019 Figures, and More Croatia Traffic News

August 14, 2021 - Split Ferry Port traffic in 2021 is at 80% of 2019's numbers, and more Croatia traffic news this weekend as crowds form all over the country. 

Tens of thousands of passengers will pass through Split's ferry port this weekend, and judging by the large crowds; the season is in full swing, reports Dalmacija Danas.

Jelena Ivulić, head of Jadrolinija in Split, commented on this weekend's numbers. 

"This weekend, we expect over 80 thousand passengers and more than 18 thousand vehicles at the Split Ferry Port," said Ivulić.

She adds that we are crossing 80% of 2019, and at 8.45 and 12.30, extra lines for Supetar sailed.

 

"The data is really great, we are delighted, and we hope that it will last longer,' she concluded.

In other Croatia traffic news, traffic is temporarily suspended on the A1 motorway at the Sveti Rok tunnel in the direction of Dubrovnik.

Traffic has increased on most roads in the direction of the sea and inland. This is especially true on the A1 motorway between the Lučko toll and the Bosiljevo II junction, the Čelinka tunnel and the Maslenica junction in the south direction, and between the Zadar II junction and the Bristovac tunnel in the direction of Zagreb. In addition, there are occasional traffic jams and moving columns on the A2 Zagreb-Macelj motorway, towards the Trakošćan toll with the occasional closure of the Frukov Krč tunnel, on the Zagreb bypass between the Jankomir and Lučko junctions in the direction of the A1 motorway, on the Krk bridge in both directions, especially mainland, towards individual border crossings and at the approaches to ferry ports. Drivers are advised to maintain a safe distance between vehicles.

A traffic ban for trucks with a maximum permissible weight of over 7.5 tons on some roads in Istria and the coast is in effect today (August 14) until 23:00 and tomorrow (August 15) from 12:00 to 23:00 (summer ban also due to the Feast of the Assumption). On the other hand, there is no ban on the DC1 motorways and state roads.

For the Feast of the Assumption, many pilgrims are expected on the access roads of the Marian shrines, so road users are urged to be extra careful.

During the day, due to increased traffic, there may be difficulties, occasional delays, and convoy driving on some sections of highways, Zagreb (A3) and Rijeka (A7) bypass, Krk Bridge (DC102), Istrian Y towards the border crossings Kastel and Plovanija, at Učka tunnel and the junction Matulji, Lička (DC1) and Jadranska magistrala (DC8) at the approaches to tourist centers, in ferry ports and wharves and at some border crossings. Occasional delays are also possible on sections where works are in progress. Therefore, drivers should adjust their speed and driving style to the conditions on the roads.

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Sunday, 17 January 2021

Split Promet Introduces E-Ticketing System Worth 23 Million Kuna

January 17, 2021 - A contract worth 23 million kuna was signed in Split, which will enable the Split city carrier Promet to procure an e-ticketing system, which will improve city transport.

As Hina reports, the Promet Director Miroslav Delić pointed out that the e-ticketing system in Split will improve public transport availability, increase passenger information, improve the data management system, and raise citizens' awareness of the benefits of using public transport.

"There is no similar system in Croatia. A reliable public transport service is an absolute imperative of the project," Delić said. The deadline for implementing the system is 12 months.

The mayor of Split, Andro Krstulović Opara, said that out of the 23 million kuna intended for that system, 12 million was from the EU's ITU mechanism.

"This is not just a confirmation that our city carrier Promet has finally become a healthy and modern company. This is an additional confirmation that the application of smart solutions, such as the e-ticketing system, has strengthened the status of Split as a smart city," said Krstulović Opara.

According to him, behind this project, there's a lot of work of city services and people from Promet - a company that, as he said, "deeply restructured and modernized through a major renewal of the vehicle fleet."

"By using smart solutions and exceptional technological innovations, Split becomes a city of pleasant living for its citizens and all those who come to visit it. We have shown that, as a city administration, we can attract large funds and strategically consider the development of Split," said the mayor.

As he pointed out, the City Administration's expert services, together with partners, have attracted more than 300 million kuna from the ITU mechanism in the past four years for the urban agglomeration of Split within the Operational Program "Competitiveness and Cohesion."

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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Future Omis Fast Road One Step Closer to Becoming Reality

October 21, 2020 - To the relief of citizens in Split and its surroundings, we are one step closer to constructing the highly anticipated Omis fast road. 

The tender for the TTTS-Dugi Rati road, which lasted an incredible 19 months, has finally been completed. There is no need to emphasize just how much the construction of this road would mean for Omis and the whole of central Dalmatia. Its discussion has gone on for decades.

Although no one knows when the fast road from Split to Omis will be built, things have at least began moving in the right direction. There is a bit more certainty about the construction of the Omis bypass, with the construction of which will transfer part of the traffic jams from the highway to the Omis hinterland. The new tunnel and the bridge over the Cetina should relieve at least part of the traffic so that from Omis to Split, it is possible to bypass through Tugar, Srinjine, and Žrnovnica.

After the tender, Croatian Roads (Hrvatske ceste) commented extensively for Dalmacija Danas. They explained the tender's details and the planned route that will have to pass over the slopes of the Perun hill, so it will consist of numerous viaducts and bridges.

“Preparation of changes to the preliminary and main project documentation, implementation of geodetic and geotechnical works and obtaining a location and construction permit for the section TTTS - Dugi Rat with connecting roads was contracted with the Association of Business Entities Geoprojekt dd, Split, Mobilita Evolva doo, Zagreb, Radionica mostova doo, Samobor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy Split, ZG-Projekt doo, Zagreb. The value of the contract is HRK 10,490,000.00 without VAT, with a deadline for the preparation of project documentation lasting 12 months from the date of signing the contract. The length of the section that is the subject of the contract is 13 km.

The need for the intervention that is the subject of this contract stems from the fact that the existing state road DC8 from Stobrec to Omis is the only road connection between the southern coastal settlements and the city of Omis with Split as the main center of Split-Dalmatia County. Along the entire stretch of the future road, the existing state road is located close to the sea and passes through the settlements of Stobreč, Grljevac, Sv. Martin, Krilo, Sumpetar, Dugi Rat, and Omis.

The existing road is burdened with numerous level crossings that are mostly irregular in geometry and without additional lanes for left and right turns. The floor plan elements are uneven, visibility is insufficient, and there are strong intercity and suburban public bus traffic on the road without bus stops and footpaths. The course of transit and local traffic and their collision, especially in peak loads and during the tourist season, lead to major delays.

All of the above causes low throughput and endangers traffic safety, and prevents urban and tourist development of the settlement.

Considering the construction (residential and commercial buildings) of the narrower belt of the road, it is not possible to realize the necessary reconstruction works, and there is a need to build a road in the new corridor.

The necessity of this project is also visible from the analysis of existing traffic flows in the coverage area of the project based on available data on traffic loads according to the publication "Counting road traffic in the Republic of Croatia in 2015" published by Hrvatske ceste d.o.o. Zagreb.

The road construction, which will be located in the edge zone of the coast, east of the existing DC8, would enable the smooth development of settlements and further development of tourism, and transit traffic would no longer pass through the settlements.

The project was designed as a fast road in the part of the TTTS-Dugi Rat junction with two separate roads and the Dugi Rat-Omiš junction with one road. A building permit was obtained and consumed for the TTTS-Grljevac subsection.

However, due to the high costs of construction of these roads, the investor in 2015 ordered a proposal to optimize the project while maintaining the existing road corridor. The changes relate to the horizontal and vertical geometry to avoid larger cuts in the terrain and the associated costs of securing the slope. Between the two tunnels, the separation of the separated axes was performed, and the denivelation of the same. The optimization shortened the route with four lanes, and now only the first approximately 8100 m is planned as a four-lane road, while the rest of the route is planned as a two-lane road.

Regarding the description of the project itself, the expressway route starts at the junction "TTTS" and continues to the previous section as a four-lane road whose roads are separated by a green belt. The expressway route crosses the roundabout with an overpass “TTTS” approximately 235 m long and is connected to the roundabout via the northern and southern ramps of the junction. Further to the east, there is the bridge "Žrnovnica" (L = approx. 540 m), which in addition to the river Žrnovnica leads over the county road ŽC6142 and the densely built part of Podstrana.

After the completion of the bridge, the left and right pavements are separated and leveled and pass through the tunnels “Perun” (Ls = approx. 200 m, Lj = approx. 220 m) and “Rudine” (Ls = approx. 365 m, Lj = approx. 360 m). After the tunnel, the left and right pavements approach and continue to the viaduct “Duge njive” (L = approx. 90 m). The route continues southeast towards the junction "Stara Podstrana" at km about 5 + 200, connecting with the state road DC8.

The “Stara Podstrana” node is connected to DC8 via axis 10, axis 16, and axis 17. Axis 18 represents the reconstructed DC8 at the part of the intersection. Via axis 14, the “Stara Podstrana” junction connects with the county road ŽC6162, which is located east of the junction, and ŽC6162 itself is proposed via axis 15 and crosses the expressway with the overpass “Drinovac” (at km approx. 6 + 340).

The “Jesenice” junction is located further to the southeast at km 8 + 100 and connects the expressway with the state road DC8 in the south and the local road LC67112 in the north. These two roads are connected with a new road (axis 20), which connects to DC8 near the future "Krilo" port.

There is a three-lane tunnel "Krilo" (L = approx. 170 m) on this connecting road, which passes through the hill near the state road. The three-lane tunnel contains, in addition to two lanes, an additional lane for slow-moving vehicles on the rise.

The expressway to the “Krilo Jesenice” junction is run as a four-lane road, and after fitting the junction ramps of km 8 + 1000 to the end of the route, it is run as a two-lane road. Further to the southeast, at km 10 + 340, the “Jesenice” overpass leads above the proposed local road LC67112 (axis 29). The route then descends in height and, at the same time, approaches the coast and settlements in terms of the floor plan, and reaches the junction “Dugi Rat” at approx. km 13 + 860.

Here we would like to emphasize that for the previous section Mravice - TTTS junction (2.5 km long), the procurement of works for the first three phases (Mravince junction with access roads) has already started. In contrast, for the remaining part, the procurement of works will be launched in the second half of 2021. The total estimated value of the said project is approximately HRK 250,000,000.00 without VAT.

Completion of all these works will significantly improve the traffic picture of Split-Dalmatia County in terms of increasing safety and traffic flow and greatly relieve the road network on the stretch from the entrance to the city of Split, through these settlements through which the state road D8 and ultimately of the town of Omis.

It is planned to apply for EU funds for all projeects," answers Croatian Roads.

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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

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

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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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

(VIDEO): One-Way Traffic at Split Ferry Port In Effect from Today

The new traffic regulation at the Split Ferry Port came into effect at 4 am on Tuesday morning, reports Splitski Dnevnik on June 18, 2019.

The biggest announcement is an entirely one-way Zvonimirova Street, completely one-way traffic through the City Port, with no turn to Zagrebačka Street from the direction of the Port. 

Thus, Zvonimirova street, just like last year, will be one-way, and four lanes will continue toward the city harbor. However, exiting the port will take place in only one direction, via the Bačvice bridge. The lanes at the bus station are now turned the opposite direction, considering all buses will travel to Jadranska Street.

Furthermore, there will be a big bus stop at Gat Svetog Duje instead of the current roundabout and four new disabled parking places, and a new bus stop at Bijankinijeva Street. The flow of traffic will also change below the Koteks skyscraper. You can watch the video detailing it all below. 

The traffic lights at the intersection of Zvonimirova and Zagrebačka Street next to the Bishop’s Palace are being programmed for the new traffic regulation and will provide a better flow of pedestrians at this intersection with a better flow of vehicles. It is important to note the changes in traffic flow in the lower part of Tolstojeva Street, where it is no longer possible to enter Tolstojeva Street from Zagrebačka, but only from Zagrebačka to Tolstojeva to the intersection with Ul. kneza Višeslava and further to Držićeva. The traffic flow has also changed at Ul. Sv. Petra Starog where vehicles can travel from the intersection next to the police station one-way to the Bishop's Palace.

With this solution, the Split Ferry Port is more open to public transport and has joined forces with Promet to coordinate their lines with a new timetable. Promet buses will be adapted to the new traffic regulations and will increase their number of operations from the Port from 160 to 509.

The project was carried out by a number of experts including Trivium and the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy Split, according to the joint request of the City of Split, Croatian Roads and the Port Authority, to achieve a better flow of vehicles and thus solve the problems of congestion at the Ferry Port in the summer months.

"The traffic analyzes of this project have shown an enormous capacity with the new solution and with its implementation, we do not expect any significant traffic approaching the City Port. The City of Split, in cooperation with the relevant Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and the state-owned companies (Croatian Roads, Croatian Railways and the Port of Split), operates a one-way traffic regulation in the center of the city and strengthens public transport, and especially the railways,” said deputy mayor of Split Nino Vela and added:

"We have introduced one-way traffic flow through Zvonimirova Street and the City Port, which improves the flow by more than two times, and introduces three times as many public bus lines through the City Port, which will increase the number of passengers in the City Port by three times (from the current 15,000 to 45 000). We also include the metro as public transport on the line from the City Port to Kopilica, which runs every 20 minutes for the fastest and most comfortable entry and exit of passengers to the City Port.“

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Friday, 31 May 2019

New Split Traffic Regulations Delayed, New Start Date "First Half of June"

Another day, another delay in the ‘Beautiful Croatia’, and this time in Split where we eagerly await the start of new traffic regulations in the city center. 

Dalmatinski Portal reports that the new traffic regulations at the Split city port will not start this Saturday, June 1, as it was announced one month ago. Instead, the new traffic regulations are planned to begin in the “first half of June”, as poor weather conditions in May has significantly disturbed the work on the field, said the City of Split. 

Croatian Roads, the City of Split and the Split Port Authority are leading the project.

The City of Split released the following statement:

“It is known that the leaders of the project are Croatian Roads, the City of Split and the Split Port Authority. City offices and subcontractors are doing their part of the job on a day-to-day basis. Due to really unexpected and unusual weather conditions, we understand the delay of Croatian Roads in realizing their part of the deal, but we hope that they will now increase the pace of work and engage more workers and machines and perform their duties in the next ten days.

The public will be notified about the exact terms of the change in traffic regulations in due course,” they said.

Recall, the new traffic regulations will be implemented to ease congestion in the center. 

Namely, the biggest announcement is an entirely one-way Zvonimirova Street, completely one-way traffic through the City Harbor, with no turn to Zagrebačka Street from the direction of the Port. 

Thus, Zvonimirova street, just like last year, will be one-way, and four lanes will continue toward the city harbor. However, exiting the port will take place in only one direction, via the Bačvice bridge. The lanes at the bus station will turn in the opposite direction, considering all buses will travel to Jadranska Street.

Traffic analyzes have shown substantial capacities of this new solution and no crowds and stops approaching the City Port are expected. There will still be a problem of departing from the City Port, at peak hours (13.30 to 14.00) every day. This will be regulated in the future by adapting the timetables of Jadrolinija.

Check out the new flow of traffic below.

Furthermore, the deputy mayor of Split, Nino Vela, announced that on June 9, the highly anticipated city rail project would begin. Namely, tour bus passengers will be unloaded and loaded at the new Kopilica station and can travel for 11 kuna via public city transport from the Municipal Rail Station in Kopilica to the Split Ferry Port. Kopilica will boast a parking lot for 48 tour buses, and the daily parking fee for buses will cost 120 kuna (the same parking fee as Dračevac).

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

How Will Tour Buses Operate within New Split Traffic Regulations?

Splitski Dnevnik writes on May 28, 2019, that we are just a few days away from the new traffic regulations in the center of Split. Allegedly, this will lead traffic outside the center of the city, which is becoming increasingly more congested year after year - and is, precisely, the consequence of transitioning from a port city to a booming tourist destination. 

And indeed, in recent years, cars have moved at the speed of snails down Ul. Kralj Zvonimira, making it much quicker to travel on foot in the hot summer season. The City of Split even announced that the regulations in the city center would also ease the life of tenants in the center. It's true, something needed to be done, though how it will go remains to be seen. 

Another, rather exciting part of the new traffic regulation comes June 9. While one-way traffic will already be introduced at the Split Ferry Port, the Main Railway Station in Kopilica will begin operating. Thus, tour bus passengers will be unloaded and loaded at the new Kopilica station and can travel for 11 kuna via public city transport from the Municipal Rail Station in Kopilica to the Split Ferry Port. Kopilica will boast a parking lot for 48 tour buses, and the daily parking fee for buses will cost 120 kuna (the same parking fee as Dračevac).

However, if tour buses did want to load and unload their passengers at the terminals at the Tourist Palace in the city center, they are limited to 15 minutes and will walk out with empty pockets. Namely, the buses who wish to bring their tourists to the Riva will have to pay 800 kuna (400 for unloading passengers, 400 for loading). Until now, they've paid 50 kuna.

"The organization of the Main Railway Station in Kopilica and the introduction of the city rail service in the service of public transport is expected to reduce the pressure of vehicles, especially tourist buses at the center of the city. Passengers can get to the center in just four minutes with the new metro and by using a unique ticket that is valid for the train and bus, issued by the hour. City trains on the route from Kopilica - Ferry Port and vice versa will travel every 20 minutes,” reads the correspondence sent to the travel agencies, which is signed by Deputy Mayor Nino Vela.

The announcement added that these measures are being introduced so that the “arrival of tourists in the destination is as pleasant as possible, and so that they do not waste time standing in queues, but also to make sure that the local population feels less pressure of tourist flows."

Thus, passengers are being shifted from the bus to the city train, as a way to make the temporary station project survive. Recall, 800 kuna is no small amount, and it is only logical to think that most carriers would decide against paying the fee to enter the center to unload their passengers. In Kopilica, every passenger is paying only 11 kuna to get to the city center. We just hope that it will truly only take four minutes to get there.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Heads Up, Split! New Traffic Regulations from June, 28 Buses Changing Routes

In the blink of an eye and we are already right around the corner from June 1, the date when the temporary traffic regulation through the Split City Port begins, which will try to solve the problem of crowds on Kralja Zvonimira street and Zagrebačka street during the tourist season, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on May 21, 2019. 

The new one-way traffic along the Split City Port,  and further through Jadranksa street, Bijankinijeva street, and Pojišanska street, which all drivers but also many pedestrians can expect in less than 10 days, will also be reflected on the routes of public bus lines.

How this should look, in practice, was explained by Miroslav Delić, director of “Promet”. 

“According to the new organization, it is agreed that all bus lines that come to Zvonimirova street to the city turn right to Zagrebačka street (near the old "Slobodna" office) and then proceed to the usual route.

However, it is a key change on the routes that return from the city center, because after the start of the new traffic regulation, the buses from Zagrebačka street will turn right to the port, or to the new, bigger junction to be made at the current roundabout at the central bus station.

The buses will continue driving through the bridge at Bačvice to Bijankinijeva and Pojišanska streets, and further to the usual routes and destinations.

There are some 28 city and suburban lines in Split, and this way we can have 509 buses pass per day, instead of the current 160,” said the first man of public transport in Split.

Thus, apart from the bus lines 9, 10 and 15, the Promet lines 2, 3, 5, 5a, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 60 and 68 will pass by the port. 

As for lines 9, 10 and 15, after they cross Bijankinijeva, they will turn left at Pojišanska, at the second Police Station building, which will be enabled from the beginning of June and will connect with Zvonimirova and continue to Zagrebačka by Domovinskog rata street.

Due to the changed routes in public transport, apart from the station at the port, there will be another at Bijankinijeva street, at the Feniks store, at the site of the current street parking lot.

Last year, the biggest problem was traffic on Zagrebačka street, which caused the buses to be delayed more than an hour, disturbing the overall timetable.

“If everything goes according to plan, there will certainly be a better flow of traffic, which means that we can move between 40,000 and 45,000 passengers in the port,” said Delić and added that the Promet timetable should remain the same. 

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

New Split City Metro to Launch at Beginning of June

The city of Split will experience some significant traffic changes come June. And yes, we can (hopefully) all share one big sigh of relief. 

As previously announced, the new traffic regulations for vehicles at Split’s busy city harbor will begin on June 1, which will push all traffic one-way around the port. You can read more about that project here.

Furthermore, the deputy mayor of Split, Nino Vela, announced that on June 9, the highly anticipated city rail project would begin, reports Dalmacija Danas on May 15, 2019. 

With this news comes a series of projects that plan to reduce the traffic problems of the city and its surroundings this year and next.

“The new traffic regulations in the city harbor begins with the realization of the public city rail project. We are enhancing public transport, especially in the most heavily loaded parts of the city such as the city harbor and Kopilica. With the new traffic regulations, the current two-way traffic in the city harbor will be reversed to one-way, which will increase the flow of traffic by two and a half times,” said Vela. 

“The many new bus lines that will drive through the harbor will experience wait times 5-6 times shorter. Namely, they will not be waiting at the traffic lights as they have been. The bus station will change the direction of its platforms and the site of the current roundabout in the city harbor will be a bus stop of great capacity where, at the same time, there will be two articulated buses, all for better public transport services. This will increase the current capacity of 15,000 people through the city port on buses to 45,000,” Vela added.

Vela says that there will be four new parking spaces for people with disabilities and a dozen new parking spaces for taxis. However, the biggest news is about the two new trains that will drive from the city harbor to Kopilica every 15 minutes, and will take just 4 minutes getting from point A to B. 

“We work on intermodal traffic so that air, sea, road and rail traffic are viewed as a whole. Soon there will be a train and bus connection. I'm just driving to Zagreb where I will coordinate the tickets at the Ministry and Croatian Railways with representatives of Split Traffic, after which its price will be known. In short, the traveler will be able to use the same ticket with the transport of buses and trains. The popular "metro" will be in the exclusive function of public transport. We are the first in Croatia. The idea of a city train was launched because we want to use the resources we have in Split. The railway in the town is almost dead. First, we will put in place what we have, and in parallel, we are launching projects for the construction of new traffic, i.e., roads and railroad tracks,” announced the Split deputy mayor.

And what’s going on at Kopilica today?

“At Kopilica, works on the main railway station are nearing the end and the station will be ready by the end of May. Works on the new bus parking area, with 48 new parking spaces, are underway and will be completed by the end of May. All this is part of the city rail service within the project that launched last year.”

Vela continued:

“Our goal is to connect the city's ferry port and airport. We know that traffic has doubled in the last ten years. The project connecting the city and the airport is underway. We hope to begin designing and realizing it in the next few years. A new 7 to 10 kilometers of new railways will be built.”

And in other Split traffic news:

“We all know that the getting into Split is always a problem. To our encouragement, Croatian Roads started work on the Dugopolje junction at the entrance to Split and these works should be completed by the end of June. Work is underway at the intersection of Poljička and Ul. Zbora narodne garde where the ramps are working, and works should be completed by the end of the year, which will improve the flow of traffic into Split. It is known that during the season there is congestion on the highway itself, which is very dangerous, but also congestion at the entrance to Poljička and Domovinskog rata. This ramp will use the upper-level detour and facilitate the flow in the lower level, thereby improving the flow of traffic. These things are now visible.”

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

New Traffic Regulations in Split for Upcoming Tourist Season (VIDEO)

April 30, 2019 - The City of Split announced that from the beginning of June, namely June 1, 2019, new traffic regulations would be in force through the City Port, developed by experts from Trivium in cooperation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy in Split, said Deputy Mayor Nino Vela at a press conference held on Tuesday. Vela also said that the City of Split, together with the Croatian Roads and the Port Authority, with the support of the Police Administration of Split-Dalmatia, Split-Dalmatia County and the city companies Promet, Čistoća and Split Parking, took part in solving the current, unsatisfactory traffic situation in Split. The group aimed for better vehicle flow, starting from the City Port which is a traffic epicenter of the city.

“The analyzes carried out have offered a new regulation that has the ambition to become a permanent solution,” Deputy Vela said.

Miroslav Jakovčević of Trivium spoke about the interventions that will commence immediately after the Sv. Duje holiday, to be completed by the end of May and which cost about half a million kuna. The biggest announcement is an entirely one-way Zvonimirova Street, completely one-way traffic through the City Harbor, with no turn to Zagrebačka Street from the direction of the Port. 

Thus, Zvonimirova street, just like last year, will be one-way, and four lanes will continue toward the city harbor. However, exiting the port will take place in only one direction, via the Bačvice bridge. The lanes at the bus station will turn in the opposite direction, considering all buses will travel to Jadranska Street.

Traffic analyzes have shown substantial capacities of this new solution and no crowds and stops approaching the City Port are expected. There will still be a problem of departing from the City Port, at peak hours (13.30 to 14.00) every day. This will be regulated in the future by adapting the timetables of Jadrolinija.

Traffic experts have concluded that, in addition to an increased number of cars, the problem is pedestrians, and they will also benefit from the new regulations. This temporary solution could also become permanent.

Check out the new flow of traffic below.

Find the full details of the project here

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