The new Peljesac Bridge, that will connect Dubrovnik with the rest of the country, will start to be constructed this year. The Minister of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butković, commented today for Croatian Radio that construction works on the new Peljesac Bridge would start this July.
He added that the contracts had been signed and the funds secured and that works would begin in mid-July this year. The Peljesac Bridge is the most important infrastructure project for Croatia, according to a government statement from earlier in the year. It is believed that the bridge will be opened on 2022.
The bridge aims at ensuring the territorial continuity of Croatia by connecting its mainland with the southernmost region, the Dubrovnik–Neretva County, while avoiding crossing Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Neum Corridor. By connecting the Croatian peninsula of Peljesac with the mainland, the bridge would span the part of the Adriatic Sea which separates the two near the Bay of Mali Ston and the Neretva Channel.