Traffic forecast until 17th July

Thursday, July 9, 2015 8:45:00 PM

In next few days, we expect a further reduction of peak periods on weekdays and slightly increased tourist traffic at weekends, especially from Austria towards the Slovenian and Croatian Istria and toward Zagreb and Dalmatia, due to the school holidays in some regions of Germany and Netherlands.

We advise that you plan longer journey times and prepare alternative routes or stops in advance. If possible, avoid the main tourist directions, especially on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and late Sunday afternoon. 


In the Primorska region, we expect bottlenecks and congestion at the end of the expressway at Izola and in the direction of Portorož, as well as at the Sečovlje border crossing and from the expressway exit in Koper towards the Dragonja border crossing, where the longest waiting times to cross the border can usually be expected. Moreover, on Saturday especially we expect congestion approaching the Karavanke tunnel on the Austrian side, on the western Ljubljana ring road to the Kozarje division, towards the Log or Vrhnika toll stations, at the end of the Podravska motorway near Ptuj and approaching the Gruškovje border crossing. On Friday afternoon, the Ljubljana ring road will be very busy.

On Friday afternoon, and especially on Saturday from the early morning hours, a strong increase in traffic is expected on the Primorska motorway in the direction of the Coast, and in the opposite direction on Sunday, from noon until the evening.


There will be no new extensive worksites on major roads, but there are still roadblocks in place that require further attention and longer travel times.  

EXTENSIVE WORKS ON MOTORWAYS
A1, ŠTAJERSKA MOTORWAY
Between Blagovica and the Podmilj tunnel,
there are currently extensive reconstruction works on the Petelinjek viaduct and other facilities. For a little more than two kilometres, the traffic runs on two narrowed lanes in each direction, with a limited speed; in the direction of Ljubljana, one lane runs on the opposite side of the motorway
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On the section between the Ljubljana – Sneberje and Ljubljana – Šentjakob connections, in the direction of Maribor, the deceleration or emergency lane is closed for several hundred meters due to the implementation of lay-bys and intertwining lanes; the traffic runs on two lanes, but with a limited speed; in the direction of Ljubljana, there is a short barrier on the opposite side of the motorway.

On the section between Žalec and Celje, a reconstruction of the roadway and roadway facilities is taking place for about six kilometres and the traffic runs with limited speed and on two narrowed lanes in each direction. In the direction of Maribor, one lane runs on the opposite side of the motorway and parallel to the worksite. The Žalec (Arja vas) and Celje - West (Lopata) junctions are open to traffic, as well as the rest area in Lopata, on both sides of the motorway.

On the section between Celje and Dramlje, due to the construction of noise barriers, the traffic runs on two narrowed lanes in each direction for about 9 kilometres with a limited speed. In the direction of Ljubljana, one lane runs on the opposite side of the motorway. The Celje - Centre, Celje – East (Ljubečna) and Dramlje junctions are open to traffic, as well as the small rest area in Zima, on both sides of the motorway.

INSTRUCTIONS
Together, we can contribute to greater safety and traffic flow. Before leaving for your trip, make sure you are well rested. In the hot summer days, drink enough fluids, preferably water. Ensure the safe transportation of luggage and monitor your vehicle and the objects in it during breaks in your journey.

As drivers, we also contribute to correct and safe driving: the fast lane is intended for passing only; after you have safely overtaken the vehicle ahead, you should return to the right lane!

When passing worksites, please observe the traffic signals and the speed limit.

You can check the road conditions at www.promet.si (for mobile devices at http://m.promet.si), via the free answering system for road conditions on the motorways: 080 22 44, by following us at
https://twitter.com/dars_si or by calling our Traffic Information Centre (PIC) for advice, on the short telephone number 1970 or 00386 1/518-8-518.

We wish you pleasant and above all safe driving.

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