Motorway Network to Dubrovnik to be Completed, Says Mayor Frankovic

May 31, 2023 - After years of isolation before the Peljesac Bridge, some Mayor Frankovic provides an update on the Dubrovnik motorway.

Last year, the opening of the Peljesac Bridge, this year more good news for connectivity to and from Dubrovnik. 

"The government has decided: We are going to complete the highway network, the branch to Dubrovnik will be built," writes the mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, on his FB profile.

"After a decade of lack of traffic connectivity, thanks to Andrej Plenković and his Government, the south of Croatia is experiencing a traffic renaissance. With the construction of the Pelješki Bridge and the expressway across Pelješac, a huge step forward was made in traffic connectivity, and now, with the Government's decision, we are going even further. Finally, after so many years of waiting, the highway construction project to Dubrovnik begins. This is great news for all of us in the south of Croatia, the highway will bring us greater prosperity, safety in traffic, faster connections with the whole of Croatia, which will enable the further development of various economic branches with the aim of reducing the influence of the economic monoculture of tourism. This news came only a day before the day of statehood, and it could not have been a better congratulation from the Government of the Republic of Croatia than this one." - wrote Franković.

Agreements have been reached with 10 Croatian banks for refinancing and new loans, which will make 1.35 billion euro available to connect Metković to Dubrovnik, as well as Križišće to Žuta Lokva.