487 Million Kuna Roads Investment for Central Dalmatia

The infrastructure upgrades in Central Dalmatia continue apace…

There has been a lot of investment in better infrastructure to cope with the rising traffic and tourism demand in recent years in the region. Travellers arriving by air, of course, will perhaps notice the biggest difference with the opening of the new Split Airport terminal in July last year, but there have been plenty of upgrades on the region’s roads as well, something which is set to continue.

This year’s plan by Croatian Roads includes the implementation of road projects in the Central Dalmatia region to the tune of 487 million kuna.

“All projects are planned, which means that they will be realized. We are working on preparing quality documentation so that we can apply for EU funds and secure financing.  We will not be able to apply all projects, but what cannot be covered will be financed from the state budget,” said Transport Minister Oleg Butkovic.

Areas around Split to be addressed include Solin and Stobrec, where the focus will be on a fast road to Omis.

“With the implementation of these projects, southern Croatia will be in line with northern Croatia and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County,” said prefect Blazenko Boban.

Croatian Roads also plans to work on the intersection in Makarska, reconstructing the Makarska-Vrgorac road, the Imotski-Zagvozd-border road with BiH, constructing the road on Hvar Poljica-Sucuraj, and the connection via Drvenik to the Ravča junction, Dicmo bypass.

Mayor of Split, Andro Krstulovic Opara, says that he is pleased that the segments of the Master Plan for the Development of the City Port and Kopilica are being adopted through the planned projects.

“The Split Ferry Port is the most important island facility. This is where most of the demographic problem is addressed. The ferry port and Kopilica mean not only the connection of the islands, but also all of the south,” he said.