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Study to build key road link in Slovenia to receive EU funding

Creation date: May 25, 2011

The EU has awarded €2 million of TEN-T financing to a study which aims at finalising the design of 13 km section of motorway in Slovenia. It will complete a missing link of the Slovenian road network and positively impact mobility to and from the Balkans and Central Europe.


The study, presented under the 2010 TEN-T Annual Call, will analyse the construction of 13 km of two-lane motorway between the Slovenian cities of Draženci and Gruškovje, the latter of which lies at the border with Croatia. Furthermore, a parallel access road will also be built between the towns of Hajdina and Gruškovje.


The motorway section is part of the Graz-Zagreb-Belgrade-Skopje-Thessaloniki axis on the TEN-T network and connects Central Europe and Croatia with Slovenia, and, further to the south, with Greece, Serbia and Montenegro.


Once completed, the motorway will lead to higher competitiveness for the region, better accessibility and foster economic development.


For more information, please consult the project's page!