Investments and reconstruction
We continuously invest in the development of motorways and expressways to ensure comfort on your journey.
We invest and reconstruct for our users
As a responsible road authority, DARS d.d. strives to keep the motorways open and safe. Due to the rising traffic volume, deterioration and ageing of constructed motorways, the scope of required maintenance work is becoming increasingly greater. To ensure better traffic flow and safety, we build new sections and invest in maintenance and development. We are mostly funded by bank loans and our own resources; another important source of financing are European grants.
A4: Draženci - Gruškovje
Motorway reconstructions in 2018
If we wish to ensure the highest possible level of safety and comfort on our roads even when driving at higher speed, they must be maintained and reconstructed regularly. The majority of investment maintenance procedures involve larger-scale reconstructions, which DARS d.d. entrusts to contractors through public procurement. The following larger-scale reconstructions are planned for this year:
Primorska motorway, A1
The Ravbarkomanda viaduct reconstruction began last year and is scheduled to continue this spring (weather permitting). The carriageway in the direction of Ljubljana will be closed; traffic will be redirected along two narrowed lanes about a kilometre in length.
Overlay will be carried out on the road at the Nanos junction (A1/H4) and the Primorska motorway, as well as on the Primorska motorway A1 at the Logatec ramp.
Vipava expressway, H4
Construction work on the Vipava expressway is also scheduled to continue in spring, where the approximately 8-kilometre long road on both sides is scheduled to be reconstructed (Vipava-Ajdovščina-Selo section).
Like during last year's reconstruction, traffic will be two-way along one carriageway, one lane only for each direction. Looking from the Vipava direction, the reconstruction will begin about 2 kilometres before the Ajdovščina ramp right up to the point where last year's reconstruction ended (applicable to both carriageways).
Gorenjska motorway, A2
Construction work will continue on the Hrušica-Lipce motorway section, where we will reconstruct the Podmežakla 1 and 2 viaducts. Like during last year's reconstruction, traffic will be two-way along one carriageway, one lane only for each direction
Dolenjska motorway, A2
Overlay is planned for the approximately 6-kilometre long section of the A2 Grosuplje-Ivančna Gorica section (in the direction of Novo mesto), as well as overlay of approximately 7 kilometres long A2 Dobruška vas-Drnovo section (both carriageways).
The latter was scheduled for overlay during autumn of last year, but was postponed due to the contract with the tenderer having been signed in December later that year.
Removal of head toll stations
In 2018, we will remove the head toll stations Log, Torovo, Hrušica, Nanos, Dane, Drnovo, Vransko, Tepanje and side entry toll stations Vrhnika, Logatec, Unec, Postojna, Razdrto, Krško and Slovenske Konjice.
The booths at the Hrušica toll station will remain on location, as despite the implementation of the DarsGo system on 1 April 2018 for heavy vehicles, personal vehicles are still required to stop at the station to pay for the Karavanke tunnel toll. The platform at the Hrušica toll station will be reconstructed. Procurement for removal and reconstruciotn of the remaining toll stations (6 head- and 12 side stations) is planned for the second half of the year (likely in autumn), while execution is planned for 2019.