Traffic Forecast until 28 August

Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:32:01 PM

This weekend will be characterised by traffic congestion on routes from Croatia towards Italy and Austria, and also from Hungary to Italy, since increasing number of tourists are returning from vacation due to the end of the public holiday in Italy. Heavy traffic is also expected in the opposite direction, towards the coast and Croatia. Congestion is mainly expected along the traditional tourist routes, mostly the A1 Primorska motorway and the roads between Koper and the Dragonja and Sečovlje border crossings, the entire Ljubljana ring road, the A1 Štajerska motorway towards Italy and the A2 Gorenjska motorway approaching the Karavanke tunnel, at the Lesce exit and along the Lesce-Bled regional road. Congestion can still occur along the A4 Podravska motorway and towards the Gruškovje border crossing. The Dragonja Sečovlje, Starod, Jelšane and Sočerga border crossings will be the busiest.

Traffic will increase especially on Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and Sunday from noon until the evening, slightly also on Monday when foreign vehicles are expected to join the morning and afternoon rush hour. Heavy traffic is also expected at rest areas.

On Saturday, 22 August 2015
certain sections of the regional and main roads between Ljubljana and Koper will be closed for up to one hour between 7:50 and 13:30 due to the cycling event. There will be no detour.

Between 22 and 27 August, heavy traffic is expected in Gornja Radgona and the surrounding area due to the fair.

PLANNED ROADWORKS
A2 DOLENJSKA MOTORWAY
On the section between Višnja Gora and Ivančna Gorica, renewal works will be carried out. The closure is approximately 6 km long and is envisaged until 11 October. Traffic will run along three narrowed lanes on one half of the motorway. The blockade will adapt to traffic conditions by allocating two of the lanes in the direction of the increased flow of the traffic. On workday mornings, two of the lanes will run in the direction of Ljubljana and one in the direction of Novo mesto while in the afternoon, two lanes will be allocated to traffic in the direction of Novo mesto and one in the direction of Ljubljana. On the Visnja Gora section towards Novo mesto, the slip road will be closed; a detour will be available via Ivančna Gorica.

A1 ŠTAJERSKA MOTORWAY
On the section between Blagovica and the Podmilj tunnel, reconstruction work is being carried out on the viaducts. The traffic is running along two narrowed lanes in both directions; the lane towards Maribor runs on the opposite side of the motorway. The work will be completed by the end of August.

On the section between Dramlje and Celje – the centre slip roads – the traffic is running along two narrowed lanes in both directions due to the construction of noise barriers; the lane towards Ljubljana runs on the opposite side of the motorway. The noise barrier construction on the motorway section between Celje and Dramlje is expected to continue until October 2015.
TIPS
You can check the traffic conditions at 
www.promet.si (for mobile devices 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 on 00386 1/518-8-518.
 
Traffic congestions, changing weather conditions and other factors can affect your travel plans. When deciding which days are the most appropriate to take a trip, you can use the traffic calendar. The motorway cameras displayed on the map can help you avoid the daily peak and plan your trip more rationally. Zoom in to the map to better see the road system in Slovenia and the exact location of motorway rest areas and cameras; all these information is available on the www.promet.si.
 
We recommend that you plan for longer journey times and prepare alternative routes and scheduled stops, rest, relaxation and sufficient amount of water in advance. Make sure that the vehicle has no technical faults and that your luggage is properly stored.
In the case of congestion, vehicles in the fast and driving lanes must provide enough space for emergency vehicles equipped with a blue or yellow light (paramedics, firefighters, police, the contractor of regular maintenance, inspection services etc.).
We wish you a pleasant and, above all, safe drive.
 

 

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