Ljubljana beltway tunnel fully renovated

Ljubljana – An upgrade of the eastern tube of the Golovec tunnel on the north-eastern section of the Ljubljana ring road has been completed. The tube will partly reopen to traffic on Saturday, lane restrictions will have been completely gone by Sunday evening.

The construction works began in mid-March and have been completed on schedule, the national motorway company DARS said. The upgrade comes after the western tube was modernised last summer.

The EUR 8.56 million renovation will allow for improved safety and comfort and lower maintenance costs, the company said.

The 600m-long Golovec tunnel, one of the main traffic hotspots in the country’s motorway system, is now the first tunnel in Slovenia boasting a modern, energy-efficient LED lighting system. There is also a new thermal detection system for traffic incidents.