Traffic forecast until October 27 2017

Posted by Blog Author Friday, October 20, 2017 9:17:00 AM

The autumn holidays begin at the end of October and the beginning of November across much of Europe, therefore during the last two weekends in October, there will be increased traffic to and from tourist destinations. 

Due to the public holiday in Hungary on Monday, 23 October, there will be a significant increase in the number of freight vehicles at all rest points from Italy to Hungary and at the border crossing to Hungary on this day and the next. There will be more freight vehicles on the A1 in the north-south direction on Tuesday, 24 October, throughout the day.

Due to the public holiday in Austria on Thursday, 26 October, we are expecting an increased number of vehicles at the border crossings with Austria on the following day, especially before the Karavanke tunnel. Because of the long weekend, we are expecting an increased number of Austrian tourists, which is why there will be more traffic during the morning peak period on Thursday. 

As of 1 November, it is obligatory to have winter equipment in Austria.

We are also predicting increased traffic near cemeteries on 1 November.

Fog on the road reduces visibility especially during peak hours, therefore drive carefully!

Expected construction works 

A1 Maribor - Ljubljana and A5 Lendava - Maribor

Complete closure due to regular maintenance works is expected on the night of Friday, 19./20. 10. between the Vransko and Blagovica junctions in the direction of Ljubljana between 8pm and 5am. Complete closure of this segment during the weekend as well, from Friday, 20.10. at 8pm to Sunday, 22.10. at 3pm. The Trojane on-ramp in both directions will also be closed. There will be a diversion on parallel roads during the closures.

Due to construction works on Saturday, 21.10., there will be a partial closure of the Celje-center junction, construction works will be underway until the end of October. Traffic will be hindered when entering the highway from state roads.

On Sunday, 22.10., there will be complete closure of the A5 highway between the junctions Vučja vas and Lenart between 8am and 10am due to the drill “Cenkova 2017”. Traffic will be redirected to parallel roads:
• In the Murska Sobota-Maribor direction, traffic at Vučja vas will be redirected from the highway onto state roads and all highway entries will be closed at the Vučja vas and Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici junctions in the direction of Maribor.
• In the Maribor-Murska Sobota direction, traffic at Lenart will be redirected from the highway onto state roads and all highway entries will be closed at the Lenart, Sveta Trojica and Cerkvenjak junctions in the direction of Murska Sobota.

A1 Koper - Ljubljana

A virtual view of the closure between Unec and Ravbarkomanda, where there is a speed limit of 60 km/h, can be seen here

A2 Karavanke - Ljubljana

The overtaking and emergency lanes are closed on the Upper Carniolan highway between the Podtabor and Brezje junctions in the direction of Austria. Construction works will be carried out on the Lešnica and Ljubno viaducts, as well as the Ljubno tunnel, until 21.10. Because there will be occasional closures of the driving and overtaking lanes, congestion may be expected during the afternoon peak times.

Between the Jesenice-zahod and vzhod junctions, restoration works are being carried out. The traffic flow for non-scheduled transport will also be changed until around mid-November 2017.

The Jesenice-zahod (Hrušica) junction is closed - both the on-ramp and the off-ramp are closed in the direction of Ljubljana. Traffic runs smoothly in the direction of the Karavanke tunnel. There is a diversion through the Jesenice-vzhod (Lipce) junction. The Jesenice-jug rest point will also be closed until Wednesday, 25.10. in the direction of Ljubljana.

Closures on some other roads

The Vodice-Moste road (Kamniška cesta in Vodice) will remain closed until 30.10. There will be a diversion for vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes on the Vodice-Spodnji Brnik-Moste regional road, while for vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tonnes, the diversion will be on the highway through the Brnik-Spodnji Brnik-Moste junction.

There will be a complete road closure in Trbovlje on Vodenska cesta due to the upgrade of the road until 30.10. A diversion is possible on local roads.

The road through the Vršič pass is closed on workdays due to construction works, namely from Monday to Thursday from 8am to 5pm and every Friday from 8am to 3pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, one-hour complete closures are possible. On the weekends, traffic runs mostly one way and alternately. Construction works are predicted until 10.11.


On Sunday, 29.10. the 22nd Ljubljana marathon will take place. More information here.


In the last few days, there have been many traffic accidents, among them motorcyclists who are still on the roads in numbers due to the good weather.

Due to low tire temperatures, traction is not as strong as it was during the summer, therefore watch your speed.

On rural roads, the driving situation may be worsened by mud and sand left by vehicles performing autumn field works. 

Traffic information:

Before you set off, check the traffic information through:

 - the website,
 - the PIC operator by calling 1970 (the number is not free of charge) or the responder on 080 22 44 (free of charge),
 - the mobile application DarsPromet+,
 - the social media (@promet_si and,
 - the traffic information on radio stations.
The Traffic Information Centre for Public Roads wishes you a pleasant drive.

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