Changes regarding the restriction of goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes

Posted by Blog Author Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:53:00 AM

Changes regarding the restriction of goods vehicles with a maximum permissible weight over 7.5 tonnes at the border crossings with Croatia.

Based on the instructions given by the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency carried out measures on 1 June to redirect goods traffic from roads that have the most goods traffic onto the parallel motorway network, which presents a safer road connection with better transport and technical elements. Measures were carried out on the Jelšane - Postojna (G1-6) and Starod - Kozina (G1-7) main roads and on some of the main and regional roads in the north-eastern part of Slovenia.

Since the need for their adjustment arose during these measures, the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency complied with the instructions of the Ministry of Infrastructure of 1 August 2019 and changed or supplemented the traffic arrangement on the aforementioned road connections by considering the needs of the economy and the impact on the safety and quality of life of the local population.

Details of the changed or supplemented traffic arrangement are presented in the content.

  1. Changes to the heavy freight traffic arrangement (vehicles over 7.5 tonnes of maximum permissible weight) on the Postojna-Jelšane (G1-6) and Kozina-Starod (G1-7) roads on 1 June 2019:

Description of the traffic arrangement: The said traffic arrangement shall prohibit all transit traffic of heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight on the G1-6 and G1-7 roads through Slovenia, namely from Italy to countries like Croatia (the following Croatian counties are excluded: Istrska, Primorsko-Goranska and Ličko-Senjska – summarised in the following table: Istria, Kvarner, Lika, Gorski Kotar), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, and vice versa.

Transit traffic of heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight shall be allowed on those roads through Slovenia that come from Italy and must unload in Croatia (applies only for the following parts of Croatia: Istria, Kvarner, Lika, G. Kotar) or vice versa, namely those that must load (cargo origin) in Croatia (applies only for the following parts of Croatia: Istria, Kvarner, Lika, G. Kotar) and that are headed to Italy. The arrangement also does not prohibit the traffic of goods vehicles that load goods in Slovenia and drive to Croatia or to the aforementioned remote countries and vice versa. Within the area of the aforementioned state road usage, marked with road signs (between Kozina and the Starod border crossing, and between Postojna and the Jelšane border crossing), local traffic is allowed in accordance with Article 37 of the Roads Act.

Additional changes to the heavy freight traffic arrangement (vehicles over 7.5 tonnes of maximum permissible weight) on the Postojna-Jelšane (G1-6) and Kozina-Starod (G1-7) roads on 1 August 2019

Description of the changes to the traffic arrangement as of 1 August 2019: The said traffic arrangement where transit traffic of heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5 tonnes of maximum permissible weight on the roads G1-6 and G1-7 is prohibited from Italy into countries such as Croatia (excluding the following Croatian counties: Istria, Primorsko-goranska, Ličko-senjska), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, and vice versa, shall be amended by adding Austria to the list of prohibited countries, in addition to Italy. In addition to the existing Croatian counties Istrska, Primorsko-goranska, Ličko-senjska where exceptions concerning the transit of heavy goods vehicles are allowed despite the prohibition (loading/unloading), the following counties shall be added: Zadarska, Splitsko-dalmatinska, Šibensko-kninska and Dubrovniško-neretvanska, which is summarised in the table below: Istria, Kvarner, Lika, Gorski Kotar, Dalmatia.

  1. Changes to the traffic arrangement of heavy goods vehicles (over 7.5 tonnes of maximum permissible weight) between the A1, A4 and Croatia in the area of the Središče ob Dravi, Zavrč, Dobovec and Bistrica ob Sotli border crossings, of 1 June 2019 and a description of the traffic arrangement.

The aforementioned arrangement:
- prohibits the remote transit traffic of heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight through Slovenia, which continue from the A4 motorway on the main or regional roads and then via the border crossings of Središče ob Dravi and Zavrč, to Croatia and further to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania ... and vice versa.

Heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight are allowed to go through Slovenia on the A4 road and then further on regional and main roads and the Središče ob Dravi and Zavrč border crossings to Croatia if their loading or unloading point is in the Croatian counties of Varaždin and Medžimurje and vice versa.  Freight traffic with a starting point or destination in Slovenia shall not be restricted. Within the area of the aforementioned state road usage, marked with road signs (between Ptuj and the border crossing at Središče ob Dravi or Zavrč), local traffic is allowed in accordance with Article 37 of the Roads Act.

- prohibits all transit traffic of heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight from the A1 motorway, then along the regional roads and via the border crossings of Dobovec and Bistrica ob Sotli to Croatia. Within the area of the aforementioned state road usage, marked with road signs (south of the A1 to the border crossings of Dobovec or Bistrica ob Sotli), local traffic is allowed in accordance with Article 37 of the Roads Act.

The inter-state border crossings at Gibina, Razkrižje, Ormož and Zgornji Leskovec are restricted for freight traffic over 3.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight, while the outflow of freight vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight is not possible.

The transit traffic of heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight is thus diverted to the motorway connections (A1, A4 and A5), which in this case serve as a parallel road connection with better traffic and technical elements.

Additional changes to the traffic arrangement of heavy goods vehicles (over 7.5 tonnes of maximum permissible weight) between A1, A4 and Croatia in the area of the Središče ob Dravi, Zavrč, Dobovec and Bistrica ob Sotli border crossings, of 1 August 2019 (regime change only for the Dobovec and Bistrica ob Sotli border crossings).

Description of the traffic arrangement change of 1 August 2019: The prohibition of all transit traffic of heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight that goes from the A1 motorway, then along the regional roads and via the border crossings of Dobovec and Bistrica ob Sotli to Croatia is amended by allowing heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5 tonnes of maximum permissible weight via the Dobovec and Bistrica ob Sotli border crossings from the A1 to Croatia, which must load or unload in Krapinsko-zagorska county (Krapina is added to the supplement table).

  1. Changes to the traffic arrangement of heavy goods vehicles (over 7.5 tonnes of maximum permissible weight) between the A5 and Croatia in the area of the Petišovci border crossing of 1 August 2019: currently, due to the prohibition in Croatia between the A5 motorway and the Petišovci border crossing, heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5 tonnes of maximum permissible weight are prohibited to pass and can only drive up to the border crossing. As of 1 August 2019, the traffic arrangement is to be amended by "exceptionally" allowing heavy goods vehicles, which must load or unload cargo in Slovenia or in the Croatian counties of Varaždin and Medžimurje, to drive from the A5 motorway through the Petišovci border crossing.

Source: Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenian Infrastructure Agency

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