The R1 Project consists of the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of three main sections of the 2×2 lane R1 motorway 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 (number of fatalities is down by more than 90% since opening) and to aid economic development in the region.
Other key objectives of the Project were to minimise the environmental impact of the infrastructure and to promote employment and better quality of life for local communities, by improving connectivity with a modern highway.
The Project Company is focused on equality, education, carbon reduction and energy savings.
In 2021, 16,000m2 of wild meadows were planted, with the goal of reaching a self-sustainable environment. The first results show biodiversity increase by 45%. The Wild Meadows projects are now entering their second year of research activities by Comenius University in Bratislava.
Photo credit @PhotoMartini
project in Slovakia
development in the region
Back to top