The A1 motorway that will, when completed, link the very south of Croatia to the rest of the country has taken another step forward to being completed. The path of the motorway, which starts in Zagreb, stopped in the town of Ploce, around a 1.5-hour drive from Dubrovnik and has been stuck in limbo ever since. Now an agreement has been drawn up in Zagreb to prepare the study documentation for the section Metkovic to Dubrovnik, that is to the outskirts of the city in Osojnik.
On behalf of the Management Board of the Croatian Motorways the president Boris Huzjan signed an agreement for the preparation of the study documentation for connecting South Dalmatia to the motorway network system in the rest of the Republic of Croatia on the route from Metković to the future Pelješac bridge and from the Doli section to the City of Dubrovnik.
The preparation of the study documentation implies to determine the justification for the construction of the highway from the Metković interchange to Dubrovnik, in the first phase through the Peljesac Bridge and access roads currently under construction.
Quite why is has taken so long to carry out this study documentation is unknown. The A1 motorway was started years ago and only now is a solution being sought for the section from Metkovic to Dubrovnik.