D44 road (Croatia)
|Length||50.5 km (31.4 mi)|
|From|| A9 and
D301 in Nova Vas interchange
|D201 in Buzet|
|To||A8 in Lupoglav interchange|
|Major cities||Lupoglav, Buzet, Motovun|
|State roads in Croatia|
The road also provides connections to numerous towns and cities in central Istria, most notably to Lupoglav, Buzet, Motovun either directly or via numerous roads connecting to D44. Prior to construction of A8 motorway, D44 was the main east-west road communication in the northern Istria, serving touristic resorts in the northern part of Istria.
Traffic is regularly counted and reported by Hrvatske ceste, operator of the road. Substantial variations between annual (AADT) and summer (ASDT) traffic volumes are attributed to the fact that the road connects to A8 motorway carrying substantial tourist traffic.
Road junctions and populated areas
|D44 junctions/populated areas|
| A9 motorway at Nova Vas interchange. To Umag (to the north) and to Kanfanar and Pula (to the south).
D301 to Novigrad (D75).
The western terminus of the road.
|Ž5209 to Buje and Kaštel (D510) (to the north) and Vižinada and Vrh Lima (D75) (to the south).|
|Ž5007 to Livade, Oprtalj and Buje (to the north) and Motovun and Karojba (to the south).|
|Ž5010 to Istarske Toplice.|
D201 to Požane border crossing.
Ž5011 to Brest and Vodice.
Ž5013 to Cerovlje.
Ž5014 to Lanišće and Račja Vas.
| A8 motorway at Lupoglav interchange. To Pazin and Kanfanar (to the west) and to Rijeka (to the east).
The eastern terminus of the road.
- Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (Croatia) (May 10, 2013). "Odluka o razvrstavanju javnih cesta" [Decision on categorization of public roads]. Narodne novine (in Croatian) (066/2013).
- "Interchanges of the Y". BINA-Istra. May 15, 2010.
- "Public Roads Act". Narodne novine (in Croatian). December 14, 2004.
- "Traffic counting on the roadways of Croatia in 2013 - digest" (PDF). Hrvatske ceste. May 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-25.