D8 road (Croatia)
|Length||643.1 km (399.6 mi)|
|From||Slovenian G7 road at Pasjak border crossing|
| A 7 in Rupa and Jurdani interchanges|
A 8 in Opatija junction
D 40 near Bakar
D 23 in Senj
A 1 in Maslenica and Posedarje interchanges
D 1 in Split
D 413 and
D 513 in Ploče
D 9 in Opuzen
D 223 near Dubrovnik
|To||M-1 Montenegrin M-1 road at Karasovići border crossing|
|Counties||Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Lika-Senj, Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia, Dubrovnik-Neretva|
|Major cities||Rijeka, Senj, Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split, Makarska, Ploče, Dubrovnik|
|State roads in Croatia
The D8 state road is the Croatian section of the Adriatic Highway, running from the Slovenian border at Pasjak via Rijeka, Senj, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Opuzen and Dubrovnik to the border with Montenegro at Karasovići.[maps 1] Most of the D8 state road remains single carriageway, though with some dual carriageway stretches. The total length of the road through Croatia is 643.1 kilometres (399.6 mi).
Until recently, the road was the primary route connecting the Adriatic coastal parts of Croatia. Since the 2000s, multilane motorways have taken over most of its traffic, and yet more motorways are still being built along the coast. The motorways parallel to the road are the A7 (Rupa border crossing – Rijeka – Sveti Kuzam), A6 (Rijeka – Bosiljevo) and A1 (Zagreb – Bosiljevo – Zadar – Split – Ploče), sections of the proposed Adriatic–Ionian motorway. Since the D8 closely follows the well-indented Croatian coastline, travel is considerably longer and less safe compared to the motorways because of numerous blind curves and at-grade intersections. The D8 is still popular as an alternative to the tolled motorways, so the road carries fairly constant traffic during most of the year. The traffic intensifies in the summer, because of substantial traffic to tourist destinations.
The section from Rijeka to Senj experiences heavy traffic in particular because many motorists are unwilling to take the longer route along A6 and A1. This problem used to be exacerbated before 2009 when A6 still had slow semi-highway parts on the Rijeka–Bosiljevo route. This section will remain congested at peak times until eventual completion of the A7 motorway between Rupa and Žuta Lokva.
Since the parallel A1 motorway ends near Ploče, southbound A1 traffic generally switches to the D8 state road. 30 km (20 mi) after Ploče, the D8 road terminates at the Klek border crossing to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the Adriatic Highway route runs across a tiny strip of Bosnia and Herzegovina territory around the town of Neum. As the route reenters Croatia at Zaton Doli border crossing the D8 state road resumes, running to Dubrovnik along the coastline. East of Dubrovnik the road passes by Dubrovnik Airport and reaches the border with Montenegro at the Karasovići border crossing.
There are official plans to build an expressway bypassing Neum in Bosnia and Herzegovina entirely via a series of tunnels and bridges, Pelješac Bridge being the most notable. The route would diverge from the current D8 route south of Ploče, cross the bridge to the Pelješac peninsula, form a junction to the D414 state road and rejoin the present D8 route near Doli. The expressway is to be tolled. So far no official road number has been assigned to the planned route, although construction of the Pelješac Bridge was started. It is also possible that the D8 designation will be transferred from the bypassed D8 section to the expressway.
The D8 is the longest state road in Croatia at 643.1 km (399.6 mi).
Traffic is regularly counted and reported by Hrvatske Ceste. Significant variations between annual (AADT) and summer (ASDT) traffic volumes are attributed to the fact that the road carries substantial tourist traffic.
Traffic volume on the D8 state road varies greatly, as the road runs through areas of more or less developed tourist industry. Furthermore, the road runs through or near a number of major Croatian cities, such as Rijeka, Zadar and Split, which add to the traffic volume significantly. Thus the most congested section of the D8 state road is in the city of Split, between Solin and Stobreč, where the greatest AADT figures are regularly recorded, far exceeding comparable figures of the busiest motorway sections in Croatia. Conversely, the lowest traffic volume on the D8 road is observed near Karlobag due to comparatively less developed tourism and the absence of major cities in the area. The AADT recorded on the D8 road observed in Split (Solin and Stobreč) is nearly 50 times greater than in Karlobag.
|D8 traffic volume|
|AADT and ASDT figures by individual counting sites|
|2801 Pasjak||5,136||9,690||Adjacent to A7 motorway Pasjak interchange.|
Average daily traffic figure is provided instead of AADT.
|2804 Mučići||5,619||6,465||Adjacent to the Ž5016 junction.|
|2809 Pavlovac||6,135||7,604||Between the D66 and Ž5051 junctions.|
|2917 Kostrena||4,220||6,143||Adjacent to the D40 junction.|
|2923 Crikvenica||7,637||14,768||Between the two Ž5091 junctions.|
|2928 N. Vinodolski – north||7,596||13,911||Between the Ž5062 and Ž5064 junctions.|
|2929 Senj – north||3,938||8,473||Adjacent to the Ž5109 junction.|
|4102 Sveti Juraj||3,732||8,618||Between the D23 and Ž5126 junctions.|
|4105 Vlaka||2,914||7,179||Adjacent to the D405 junction.|
|4207 Karlobag||1,046||2,720||Adjacent to the D25 junction.|
|4802 Starigrad (Paklenica)||3,665||7,812||Adjacent to the Ž6008 junction.|
|4925 Posedarje – east||4,082||9,814||Adjacent to the L63028 junction.|
|4810 Murvica||13,056||18,763||Adjacent to the Ž6011 junction.|
|4825 Bibinje||11,971||18,791||Adjacent to the D424 and Ž6039 junctions.|
|4814 Sukošan||7,293||11,853||Between the Ž6040 and Ž6045 junctions.|
|5305 Pirovac||4,864||9,898||Between the Ž6068 and D59 junctions.|
|5308 Šibenik||14,071||22,449||Adjacent to the Ž6088 junction.|
|5309 Grebaštica||5,255||10,780||Between the D58 and the Ž6127 junction.|
|5407 Marina||4,364||8,427||Adjacent to the Ž6130 junction.|
|5423 Solin||40,557||46, 476||Between the Ž6137 and Ž6139 junctions.|
|5422 Stobreč||49,443||57,642||Between the D410 and Ž6143 junctions.|
|5902 Jesenice||11,155||16,410||Adjacent to the Ž6162 junction.|
|5916 Omiš – West||15,654||20,430||Adjacent to the D70 junction.|
|5909 Mimice – east||5,433||10,066||Adjacent to the Ž6167 junction.|
|5910 Brela||6,173||12,202||Adjacent to the D39 junction.|
|6004 Živogošće||3,118||6,876||Adjacent to the D412 junction.|
|6005 Gradac||3,521||6,294||Adjacent to the L67204 junction.|
|6010 Rogotin||8,562||13,831||Adjacent to the D413 junction.|
Average daily traffic figure is provided instead of AADT.
|6501 Klek||5,063||10,414||Adjacent to the Ž6279 junction.|
|6503 Zaton Doli||4,556||9,338||Between the Ž6227 and D414 junctions.|
|6601 Zaton||7,788||9,338||Adjacent to the Ž6254 junction.|
|6602 Kupari||12,286||17,778||Adjacent to the Ž6243 junction.|
The AADT figure estimated by Hrvatske ceste.
|6604 Gruda – southeast||3,626||6,124||Adjacent to the Ž6241 junction.|
Average daily traffic figure is provided instead of AADT.
Note: All the traffic counting sites are located along the D8 road.
Listed settlements contain additional intersections with local and/or non-categorized roads.
The intersections are at-grade except where otherwise noted.
|Primorje-Gorski Kotar||0||Pasjak border crossing|| G7
|Pasjak border crossing to Slovenia.|
Northern terminus of the road and of the European route E61; Northbound D8 traffic defaults to Slovenian G7 road
|6||Ž5017||Connection to Rupa, Škalnica and Saršoni|
|6||Rupa interchange|| A 7
|Connection to A7 motorway Rupa interchange and to Rupa border crossing to Slovenia; The D8 and the E61 north of the interchange are concurrent; A parclo interchange|
|15||Permani||Ž5012||To Vodice and Jelovice border crossing to Slovenia|
|16–18||Jurdani|| A 7
|Connection (via a short connector) to the A7 motorway (E61) in Jurdani interchange (executed as a trumpet interchange)|
|19||Jušići||Ž5019||To Spinčići and Kastav|
|20–23||Matulji|| A 8
|Connection to the A8 motorway (E751) in Opatija junction (executed as an at-grade intersection)|
|D 66||To Opatija and Lovran|
|23–37||Rijeka||D 304||To Kastav and the A7 motorway Diračje interchange (E61)|
|D 403||To the Port of Rijeka (west) and the A7 motorway in Škurinje interchange (E61)|
|D 3||To Karlovac and the A6 motorway in Čavle interchange (E65)|
|D 404||To the Port of Rijeka (Brajdica Terminal) and the A7 motorway in Draga interchange (E65)|
|Ž5054||To the Orehovica interchange. The interchange allows A6 and A7 traffic to exit to the Ž5054, but it does not permit access to the interchange from the county road.|
|Ž5057||Connecting areas within the city of Rijeka itself only|
|44|| D 40
|To the A7 motorway Sveti Kuzam interchange (E65), the A6 motorway Čavle interchange (E65) and Kukuljanovo industrial zone and Bakar; The northern terminus of the D8/E65 concurrency|
|47||Ž5060||To Bakar and Meja|
|55|| D 102
|To Krk and Cres (via the D102 and the A6 motorway Oštrovica interchange (E65) (via the D523); A diamond interchange|
|59||D 501||To the A6 motorway Oštrovica interchange (E65)|
|60||Ž5088||To Jadranovo (the Ž5088 loops between the D8 and Jadranovo and they form two intersections)|
|66–69||Crikvenica||Ž5091||The Ž5091 connects parts of Crikvenica only|
|70–72||Selce||Ž5092||The Ž5092 connects parts of Selce only|
|72||Ž5062||To Jargovo, Bribir, Lukovo and Fužine|
|76–79||Novi Vinodolski||Ž5064||To Bribir, Drvenik and Križišće|
|Ž5094||To Bater and Breze|
|85||Klenovica||Ž5109||The Ž5109 connects to further parts of Klenovica only|
|86||Ž5110||To Krivi Put and Prokike|
|Lika-Senj||98–101||Senj|| D 23
|To the A1 motorway in Žuta Lokva interchange and to Josipdol; The D8 and the E65 are concurrent north of the intersection, where the E65 switches between the D8 (north of Senj) and the D23|
|109||Sveti Juraj||Ž5126||To Krasno Polje, Velika Plana, Smiljan and Gospić|
|136||D 405||To Jablanac and ferry connection to Mišnjak, Rab (D105)|
|149||D 406||To Prizna and ferry connection to Žigljen, Pag (D106)|
|162||Karlobag||D 25||To Gospić|
|209–211||Starigrad||Ž6008||To Paklenica National Park|
|224||Maslenica interchange|| A 1
|Connection to the A1 motorway Maslenica interchange (E65) via a short connector; The Maslenica interchange is executed as a trumpet|
|225||D 54||To Maslenica and Zaton Obrovački|
|232||D 106||To Pag and the A1 motorway Posedarje interchange (E65)|
|235||Ž6258||To Islam Latinski|
|236||Zadar 1 interchange|| A 1
|To the A1 motorway Zadar 1 interchange (E65), reached via a short connector; The interchange is executed as a trumpet|
|250||Ž6018||To Crno and Babindub|
|251–256||Zadar||D 306||To Nin and Vir|
|D 407||To Zadar ferry port – ferry access to Preko, Ugljan Island (D110), Brbinj and Sali, Dugi otok (D109), Mali Lošinj (D100) as well as to Iž, Rava, Molat, Sestrunj, Zverinac, Ist, Silba, Olib and Premuda|
|D 424||To Port of Zadar, Gaženica, Zadar Airport and the A1 motorway Zadar 2 interchange|
|Ž6262||To the Babindub interchange of the D424 expressway (via Benkovačka Street)|
|Ž6037||Connection to the Ž6036 road|
|Ž6038||The Ž6038 connects to areas of the city of Zadar only|
|262||Sukošan||Ž6040||To the Tromilja interchange of the D424 expressway|
|269||Sveti Petar na moru||Ž6045||To Donje Raštane|
|275||Sveti Filip i Jakov||Ž6046||To Sikovo|
|278||Biograd na moru||D 503||To Biograd ferry port, Benkovac and the A1 motorway Benkovac interchange (E65); Hybrid parclo interchange|
|281||Ž6063||To Crvena Luka ferry port|
|Šibenik-Knin||300–302||Pirovac||Ž6068||To Kašić Banjevački and Stankovci|
|304|| D 59
|To Knin (via the D59) and to Tisno and Murter (via the D121)|
|312–313||Vodice||Ž6087||To Srima; The Ž6087 loops from Vodice to Srima and back to the D8|
|L 65036||To Jadrija; Trumpet interchange|
|318||D 27||To Benkovac|
|321–329||Šibenik||D 33||To Šibenik ferry port, Drniš and Knin; Parclo interchange|
|D 533||To the A1 motorway Šibenik interchange (E65); Trumpet interchange|
|D 58||To Port of Šibenik and Boraja; Parclo interchange|
|329||Ž6107||To Solaris resort; Modified trumpet interchange|
|340||Grabeštica||Ž6127||To Sapina Doca|
|Split-Dalmatia||370–372||Marina||Ž6130||To Gustirna, Mitlo and Blizna Donja|
|378–382||Seget||D 58||To Boraja; Diamond interchange, accessible to northbound D8 traffic and traffic joining southbound D8 only|
|Ž6132||To Sorići and Seget Donji|
|382–385||Trogir||Ž6133||To the D315 road|
|Ž6134||To the D126 road|
|387|| D 409
|To Trogir and Split Airport (via the D315) and to Plano via the Ž6091|
|403||Ž6137||To Kaštela; Partial diamond interchange, accessible to northbound D8 traffic and traffic joining southbound D8 only|
|To Split (via the Ž6139 and Solinska Street) and to Solin and Klis (via the Ž6253)|
|405–410||Split|| D 1
|To A1 motorway Dugopolje interchange (E65); A roundabout interchange with the D8 as the primary road|
|D 410||To Split to the Port of Split – Jadrolinija ferry access to Supetar, Bol and Milna on Brač Island, Stari Grad and Jelsa on Hvar Island, Rogač on Šolta Island, as well as to Vis and Lastovo islands. A partial diamond interchange|
|Ž6140||The Ž6140 connects the D8 to parts of the city of Split only|
|411||Stobreč||Ž6142||To Žrnovnica and Tugare|
|Ž6144||To TTTS business zone|
|414||Podstrana||Ž6162||The Ž6162 connects the D8 to parts of Podstrana only|
|427–430||Omiš||D 70||To A1 motorway Blato na Cetini interchange and Gata (E65)|
|Ž6166||To Kučiće, Slime and the D39 state road|
|443||Marušići||Ž6167||To Mimice and Lokva|
|448||D 39||To A1 motorway Šestanovac interchange (E65) and Aržano|
|454–456||Baška Voda||D 532||To A1 motorway Zagvozd interchange (E65)|
|463–467||Makarska||D 411||To Makarska ferry port|
|D 512||To A1 motorway Ravča interchange (E65)|
|Ž6196||To Veliko Brdo|
|Ž6197||To connecting the D8 and the D411 via an alternate route running through Makarska|
|473||Podgora||Ž6198||To the D512 state road|
|493||Drvenik||D 412||To Drvenik ferry port|
|Dubrovnik-Neretva||516–519||Ploče||D 413||To Port of Ploče|
| D 425
|To A1 motorway Ploče interchange and onwards to Bosnia and Herzegovina via the D62 and Mali Prolog border crossing or via the A10 and Metković border crossing; The D8 and the D65 are concurrent south of the intersection|
|Ž6126||To the D413 state road|
|520||Čeveljuša interchange||D 425||Expressway to the D513 state road; As of September 2011, the route is incomplete and planned to connect Ploče to the A1 motroway Ploče interchange; Connection to the D513 is provisional; A trumpet interchange|
|522||Ž6217||To Rogotin and Komin|
|543||Duboka||Area adjacent to Duboka (to the west) is site of the north abutment of the Pelješac Bridge|
|548||Klek border crossing||The road extends south of the border crossing|
|9.3-kilometre (5.8 mi) section of Adriatic Highway through Neum corridor in Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Dubrovnik-Neretva||549||Zaton Doli border crossing|
|554||Ž6227||To Sveti Nikola|
|560||D 414||To Ston and Orebić ferry port|
|590||Trsteno||Ž6228||To Slano and Rudine|
|602–603||Lozica||Ž6254||To Mokošica, Komolac, and Sustjepan (D420)|
|604||Franjo Tuđman Bridge|
|604–608||Dubrovnik|| D 420
|To Gruž (Port of Dubrovnik) and Sustjepan; The D8 and the European route E80 are concurrent south of the intersection|
|612||D 223||To Gornji Brgat and Gornji Brgat border crossing to Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|616||Župa Dubrovačka||Ž6243||To Petrača, Grbavac and Brgat|
|Ž6266||To Vučje Ždrijelo|
|627||Dubrovnik Airport||Dubrovnik Airport is directly accessed by the D8|
|640||Karasovići||D 516||To Vitaljina and Konfin border crossing to Montenegro|
|643||Karasovići border crossing|| M-1
|Border crossing to Montenegro; The southern terminus of the route, extending as Montenegrin route M-1 and the southern terminus of the D8 and European routes E65 and E80|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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