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Contract signed for the relocation of the national road around Ljubljana Airport

The deputy-director of the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency, Liljana Herga, the managing director of Aerodrom Ljubljana d.o.o., Zmago Skobir, the mayor of Cerklje na Gorenjskem, Franc Čebulj, and the CEO of SGP Pomgrad, Igor Banič, signed a contract for construction work as part of the first phase of the relocation of the national road around Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. The relocation of the road will allow for the airport’s further development.

With the aim of allowing for the further development and expansion of Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency, Aerodrom Ljubljana and the municipality of Cerklje na Gorenjskem have undertaken all the requisite procedures and have drawn up all the requisite project documentation, investment documentation and other documentation for the relocation of the Kranj - Spodnji Brnik road (G2-104/1136) around the airport zone.

The deputy-director of the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency, the managing director of Aerodrom Ljubljana d.o.o. and Franc Čebulj, the mayor of Cerklje na Gorenskem, signed a contract valued at EUR 2,591,520.71 with SGP Pomgrad, the chosen contractor for the first phase of the relocation of the road. The total investment was estimated at EUR 8.08 million, of which the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency will cover costs in the amount of approximately 62%, Aerodrom Ljubljana d.o.o. costs of 34.4% and the municipality of Cerklje na Gorenskem costs of 3.5%. EUR 825,863.57 of this money has already been invested by the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency during the project preparation phase between 2001 and 2016 in the preparation of project documentation and investment documentation, the purchase of land and parcellation.

The relocation of the 2,350 metres of road will allow for the airport’s further development. The project envisages the relocation of the main road and crossroads, and the diversion of the local road for Cerklje. A separate cycle lane will also be created along the length of the road. 

According to Mr Skobir, improving the connectivity and accessibility of the airport and improving traffic safety are of vital importance to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In addition, the relocation of the regional road around the airport is a prerequisite for the development of the commercial and logistics centre on 35 hectares of land on the north side owned by Aerodrom Ljubljana d.o.o., and also allows for the activation of land alongside the airport that is zoned for construction under urban planning acts. The relocation is creating new conditions for the further development of infrastructure inside the airport and for the commercial programmes under the airport’s Aeropolis brand. This also envisages a hotel and conference centre, a business park, a shopping centre and logistics facilities.

Zg. Brnik, 8 August 2016