D44 road (Croatia)

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D44 state road shield

D44 state road
Route information
Length 50.5 km (31.4 mi)
Major junctions
From Motorway-A9-Hex-Green.svg A9 and
Državna cesta D301.svg D301 in Nova Vas interchange
  Državna cesta D201.svg D201 in Buzet
To Motorway-A8-Hex-Green.svg A8 in Lupoglav interchange
Counties Istria
Major cities Lupoglav, Buzet, Motovun
Highway system
State roads in Croatia
Motovun, immediately to the south of D44
Buzet, on the D44 route

D44 is a state road connecting A9 motorway Nova Vas interchange to A8 expressway Lupoglav interchange via Buzet.[maps 1] The road is 50.5 km (31.4 mi) long.[1] [2]

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.

The road, as well as all other state roads in Croatia, is managed and maintained by Hrvatske ceste, a state-owned company.[3]

Traffic volume[edit]

Traffic is regularly counted and reported by Hrvatske ceste, operator of the road.[4] 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.

D44 traffic volume
Road Counting site AADT ASDT Notes
Državna cesta D44.svg D44 2750 Ponte Porton 993 2,096 The westernmost traffic counting site on D44.
Državna cesta D44.svg D44 2706 Fontana 2,613 3,596 Adjacent to the Ž5013 junction.
Državna cesta D44.svg D44 2806 Lupoglav north 3,072 4,753 The easternmost traffic counting site on D44.

Road junctions and populated areas[edit]

D44 junctions/populated areas
Type Slip roads/Notes
Sinnbild Autoabzweig.svg
Sinnbild Autokreuzung.svg
Motorway-A9-Hex-Green.svg A9 motorway at Nova Vas interchange. To Umag (to the north) and to Kanfanar and Pula (to the south).
Državna cesta D301.svg D301 to Novigrad (D75).
The western terminus of the road.
Sinnbild Autokreuzung.svg Ž5209 to Buje and Kaštel (D510) (to the north) and Vižinada and Vrh Lima (D75) (to the south).
Sinnbild Autokreuzung.svg Ž5007 to Livade, Oprtalj and Buje (to the north) and Motovun and Karojba (to the south).
Sinnbild Autokreuzung.svg Ž5010 to Istarske Toplice.
Sinnbild Innerorts.svg Buzet
Državna cesta D201.svg D201 to Požane border crossing.
Ž5011 to Brest and Vodice.
Ž5013 to Cerovlje.
Sinnbild Innerorts.svg Sveti Ivan
Sinnbild Innerorts.svg Selca
Sinnbild Innerorts.svg Čiritež
Sinnbild Innerorts.svg Ročko Polje
Sinnbild Innerorts.svg Lupoglav
Ž5014 to Lanišće and Račja Vas.
Sinnbild Autoabzweig.svg Motorway-A8-Hex-Green.svg A8 motorway at Lupoglav interchange. To Pazin and Kanfanar (to the west) and to Rijeka (to the east).
The eastern terminus of the road.


  1. ^ Overview map of the D44 (Map). OpenStreetMap. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 


  1. ^ 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). 
  2. ^ "Interchanges of the Y". BINA-Istra. May 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Public Roads Act". Narodne novine (in Croatian). December 14, 2004. 
  4. ^ "Traffic counting on the roadways of Croatia in 2013 - digest" (PDF). Hrvatske ceste. May 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 

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