A1 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|Length||93.5 km (58.1 mi)|
|Regions:||Sarajevo Canton, Zenica-Doboj Canton|
|Transport in Bosnia and Herzegovina|
The A1 motorway (Bosnian: Autoput A1) is a motorway in Bosnia and Herzegovina that is part of the Corridor Vc and, together with two Croatian motorways (A10 and A5) and the Hungarian M6, will provide a modern and fast road connection from Budapest to Ploče, a seaport on the Adriatic Sea. The motorway will connect the capital Sarajevo with other large cities (such as Mostar and Zenica). It will also be the main link to Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Adriatic Sea and Central Europe.
Length of the Corridor Vc highway, from the North to the South divided by sections:
- Section 1: The Sava Svilaja River (connection Corridor X) - Doboj (South)
- 64 km
- Section 2: Doboj (South) - Sarajevo South (Tarčin)
- 150 km
- Section 3: Sarajevo South (Tarčin) - Mostar (North)
- 58 km
- Section 4: Mostar (North) - Republic of Croatia Border
- 68 km
- Total: 340 km
- 68 km
In Bosnia and Herzegovina the E73/A1 passes near the following cities:
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Corridor Vc highway is the most important road project. Its construction is expected to enhance economic and social activities, and will enable Bosnia and Herzegovina to be connected to main European traffic network, as well as the European economic and social structure.
|0.0||Svilaj border crossing||A5 / E73||Svilaj border crossing to Croatia. The road continues into Croatia as the A5 motorway towards Osijek.|
The northern terminus of the motorway.
|0.0||1||Svilaj||M-14-1||Connection to Bosanski Brod.|
|9.5||2||Odžak||M-14-1||Connection to Odžak.|
| M-14-1 Odžak - Modriča|
M-17 Modriča - Drivuša
|130.3||13||(Zenica-south)||M-17||Connection to Zenica|
|136.2||14||Lučani (Lašva)||M-5 / E661 / E761||Connection to Travnik and Vitez|
|144.6||15||Kakanj||Connection to Kakanj|
|161.4||16||Visoko||R-443||Connection to Visoko and Kiseljak|
|168.6||17||Podlugovi||Connection to Ilijaš|
|169.8||Podlugovi rest area|
|179.7||Sarajevo-north toll plaza|
|180,3||18||Sarajevo-north||M-18||Connection to Tuzla and Sarajevo-north|
|185.1||19||Butila||M-5 / E761||Connection to Sarajevo and Višegrad|
|189.1||20||Sarajevo-west||Connection to Sarajevo-west, Sarajevo-Ilidža, and economic zone Sarajevo-Blazuj|
|193||Sarajevo-west toll plaza|
|198.5||21||Lepenica||Connection to Kiseljak|
|-||Lepenica rest area|
| M-17 Tarčin - Čapljina|
M-6 Čapljina - Međugorje
|328.8||32||Međugorje||M-6||Connection to Međugorje|
|-||Kravica rest area|
|337.5||33||Zvirići||R-423||Connection to Ljubuški|
|340||Bijača border crossing||A10 / E73||Bijača border crossing to Croatia. The road continues into Croatia as the A10 motorway|
The southern terminus of the motorway.
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Environmental concerns and criticism
Since the beginning proposed route for the A1 highway on corridor Vc was under heavy criticism from environmentalists, groups and concerned citizens, as well as some factions in academic community and media, for its encroachment on many already highly endangered natural phenomenons, habitats and to significant extent on specific way of human life in traditional communities in relationship with characteristic Dinaric karst milieu and its characteristic biotope, hydrogeology and topography.
This is especially emphasized in region of Herzegovina where most of Bosnia and Herzegovina's karstic topography and biodiversity is distributed. Several particular sections are of most concern: section in vicinity of Počitelj, section passing through Blagaj, and section through massif of Prenj.
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