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R1 Highway, Slovakia

Three main sections of the 2×2 lane R1 expressway and the Banska Bystrica Northern Bypass, with a total length of 52km, improving connectivity and safety as well as providing local economic growth. In operation since 2013.


The R1 Project consists of the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of three main sections of the 2×2 lane R1 expressway between Nitra and Tekovske Nemce, as well as the Banska Bystrica Northern Bypass, covering a total length of 51.6 km.

The R1 project was developed to improve an important transport corridor for western Slovakia, to improve the road’s safety (eg. number of fatalities are down more than 90%) and to aid economic development in the region. Other key objectives of the project were to minimize the environmental impact of the infrastructure and to promote employment and better quality of life for local communities, by improving the connectivity with a modern highway.

The motorway has been open to traffic since the completion of the final section in 2012.


In Operation, completion date 27 July 2012


Photo credit @PhotoMartini 




Reduction in fatalities


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