Traffic announcment until 22. December

Friday, December 15, 2017 7:40:00 AM

Due to fallen trees, landslides, and floods, many roads remain closed. Because variable weather is expected, the state will not improve soon. We would like to warn drivers to progress carefully at low temperatures, especially on shaded parts of overpasses, bridges, and road sections. There is a possibility of black ice occurring on those sections. 

Truck drivers may expect trucks to be removed from the road during heavy snowfalls.

Increased traffic around shopping centres may be expected even before the holidays. Freight traffic is increased, as well as the congestion at morning and afternoon peak hours. Holidays in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, part of Germany, Slovakia, and Hungary shall begin on 21.12., due to which there will be increased traffic from Thursday to Sunday from Italy to Hungary and from Austria (Germany, Switzerland) towards Croatia.

Expected construction works

No major construction works are planned for the highway network, occasional short maintenance works are being carried out. Due to the weather forecast, you may expect plough services on the highway network; please do not overtake them for your own safety. 

A4, Podravje highway

Vignettes must be used at the junction Draženci - Podlehnik up to the junction Podlehnik. Drivers may still drive on the section Hajdina - Draženci without a valid vignette, but only those who are using the detour due to the closure of the Ptuj bridge. The bridge will remain closed until mid-September 2018.

Closures on other roads

Due to the storm and disaster relief, numerous roads remain closed (felled power lines, felled trees, landslides, damaged facilities, floods). You may view the current state at www.promet.si.

Weather

Forecast from 16. to 21.12.

Based on the data provided by ARSO, precipitation shall cease on Saturday, after which rain will turn to snow in certain lowland areas. In the coming week, from Sunday to Thursday, there will be partly clear and dry weather, fog will be present in the lowland areas in the morning and before noon. We expect another increase of river flows at the end of the week and new road closures due to floods.

News

On 1.4.2018, the Republic of Slovenia shall implement modern electronic tolling for vehicles whose mass exceeds 3.5 tonnes (heavy vehicles) in free traffic flow, named DarsGo. DARS has already established seven user points (the so-called ‘DarsGo servis’ customer centres) and began registering the first users of the new tolling system. These may also register on the website at www.darsgo.si and it is estimated that at the beginning of 2018, they will also be able to register at authorised service stations near the highway network. Transport companies are asked to register into the DarsGo system as soon as possible and acquire the DarsGo units and thus avoid the long waiting lines and high fines should they enter the highway or motorway without a valid DarsGo unit.

Traffic information:

Before you set off, check the traffic information through:

- the website www.promet.si,

- the PIC operator on the number 1970 (the number is not free of charge) or responder 080 22 44 (free of charge),

- the mobile application DarsPromet+,

- social media (Twitter @promet_si and www.facebook.com/Vozimo.pametno),

- the traffic information on radio stations.

 

The Traffic Information Centre for Public Roads wishes you a pleasant drive.

 

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