The First Section of the Draženci – Jurovci Motorway Is Opened
Until November 2017, it is planned to complete construction of both sides of the motorway.
The Družba za avtoceste v republiki Sloveniji d.d. – Dars Company yesterday launched the first renovated section of the Draženci – Gruskovje highway. We are talking about a one-way stretch of the Draženci to Jurovci highway with a total length of 3 km.
Now it is only possible to drive from Draženci to Jurovci by one side of the highway. It is expected that the two-way traffic will be opened in November, when the first phase of the 7 km long motorway construction will be finished.
Matej Kavnik, the chief engineer of the first phase of the highway construction confirms these plans. “Today, the two-way traffic temporarily goes through the 3-kilometre renovated stretch of the highway, and we plan to put into operation the next four kilometres at the end of November this year. Now we are making every effort to timely perform the repair works, and see no reasons that could prevent this,” Kavnik adds. According to him, within the framework of the first phase of the construction works, the other side of the motorway will be finished until November next year.
In parallel, engineers are working on the second construction phase—from Podlehnik in the direction of the Gruškovje border crossing point. According to the Dars Company, the repair of the roadway is developing in a planned pace and its completion is scheduled to the end of 2018, when the whole motorway will be put into operation.