Zagreb bypass


Zagreb bypass

Zagreb bypass ( _hr. obilaznica, zaobilaznica), formally known as the urban highway ( _hr. Gradska autocesta) is an U-shaped freeway partially encircling of Zagreb, Croatia. The largest part by far, from Jankomir to Ivanja Reka, was built from 1977 to 1979, while the part between Ivanja Reka and Sveta Helena was built from 1996 to 1999.cite web
url = http://www.hidroelektra-niskogradnja.hr/on03.php
title = 3. Niskogradnja: Autoceste
date = 2008-07-30
publisher = Hidroelektra Niskogradnja
] The bypass is convert|50|km|abbr=on long and spans around the city from the northwestern suburb Zaprešić to Sveta Helena in the northeast. Reaching more than 80,000 daily trips, it is the most heavily used highway in Croatia. [http://www.zagreb.hr/default.aspx?ID=961 Official study concerning Northern branch] ]

In its current form, the Zagreb bypass has a small number of widely spaced interchanges. A proposal has been made in 2007 for a new interchange near Zaprešić. The current one prolongs the trip from Zaprešić to Zagreb via the bypass by convert|4.5|km|abbr=on.

The Zagreb bypass is concurrent with numerous routes including highways A2, A3 and A4, state routes D1, D3 and D4 and European routes E59, E65, E70 and E71.

The highway is currently four lanes wide throughout its entire length. It will be widened to six lanes between the Jankomir and Ivanja Reka interchanges due to the high traffic amounts. Experts presume that widening(s) of the highway will be good for the next 10 years. Afterwards, a new beltway will be built around Zagreb.cite web
url = http://www.vjesnik.hr/html/2007/10/17/Clanak.asp?r=zag&c=1
title = U razvoju prometa Zagreb kasni 20 godina!
work = Vjesnik
last = Markač
first = Branimir
date = 2007-10-17
accessdate = 2008-04-11
]

Due to the Medvednica mountain, Zagreb bypass is U-shaped, leaving the city without a northern bypass that would connect the A2 and A4 highways. A northern branch of the bypass ( _hr. Sjeverna tangenta) is supposed to bridge the gap. It is supposed to connect the Zaprešić interchange with the Popovec interchange.

List of interchanges and exits

References

External links

* [http://www.zagreb.hr Official site of Zagreb]
* [http://www.hac.hr Croatian highway authorities]
* [http://www.hrvatske-ceste.hr Croatian road authorities]


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