D61 motorway (Slovakia)

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The Motorway D61 (Slovak: diaľnica D61) was a motorway in Slovakia, which was merged with the Motorway D1 in 1999. Its route was: Bratislava(D2) - Trnava(R1), before 1999 D65) - Piešťany - Trenčín (junction with old D1).

Most of the D61 part of new D1 highway is still marked with old kilometres (except in some parts of Bratislava).

Sections of the motorways[edit]

The motorway was first mentioned in plans in 1963 and its construction started in 1972 by constructing Bratislava - Senec section.

The sections were:

  • Bratislava - SK/A border, (2,5 km, added to plan in 1987, now part of D4)
  • Bratislava Viedenská street - Prístavný most (3,9 km, constructed and opened as a D1, opened 2005)
  • Bratislava Prístavný most - Mierová street (3,5 km, open 1985)
  • Bratislava Mierová street - Senecká street (6,5 km, constructed as D61, opened as D1, opened 2002)
  • Bratislava Senecká street - Senec - (16,8 km, opened 1975)
  • Senec - Trnava (19,3 km, opened 1978)
  • Trnava - Hlohovec (18,5 km, opened 1982)
  • Hlohovec - Piešťany (15,1 km, opened 1985)
  • Piešťany - Horná Streda (8,3 km, opened 1988, last one opened during the Czechoslovakia)
  • Horná Streda - Nové Mesto nad Váhom (14 km, opened in half-profile as a D61 in 1998, finished as the motorway D1 in full profile in 2000)
  • Nové Mesto nad Váhom - Chocholná (15,3 km, opened in half-profile as a D61 in 1998, finished as the motorway D1 in full profile in 2000)

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