The European Cohesion Fund is investing nearly €279 million in construction of the west-south deviation of the D1 motorway in Slovakia.
The EU-funded works include construction of a two-way tunnel, two interchanges, 12 retaining walls, noise barriers and 18 bridges.
The 515km cross-country D1 connects the capital Bratislava, along the Danube River close the country’s western border with the Czech Republic, and in the eastern city of Košice. An extension is proposed from Košice to Michalovce, further east and closer to Slovakia’s eastern border with the Ukraine.
With the exceptions of sections in Bratislava, a vignette is required to use the motorway which also forms part of the European routes: E50, E58, E75 and E571.