Highways in Slovakia

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Highway network in Slovakia prior to May 2016[1]

The highways in Slovakia are divided into motorways and expressways.

These dual carriageways are managed by the state-owned National Motorway Company of Slovakia - NDS, established in 2005. The first modern highway in Slovakia was the motorway towards Prague whose construction was started on May 2, 1939.

NDS is currently managing and maintaining 432 km of motorways (diaľnica) and 288 km of expressways (rýchlostné cesty).

Motorways[edit]

Example motorway road sign in Slovakia

The motorways in Slovakia, Slovak: Diaľnica (abbr. D), are defined as two-lane motorways in each direction, with emergency lane. The speed limit is 130 km/h or 80 mph. Their road signs are white on red.

Expressways[edit]

Example expressway road sign in Slovakia

The expressways in Slovakia, Slovak: rýchlostné cesty (abbr. R), are defined as dual carriageways with lower standards than that of a motorway, but with the same restrictions. The speed limit is 130 km/h or 80 mph. Their road signs are white on red.

History of counstruction[edit]

Year Highways total (km) Expressways total (km)
1997 290.575 57.91
2000 290.575 69.87
2002 297.05 76.97
2003 307.836 89.861
2006 326.46 119.145
2009 389.579 137.97
2010 414.782 153.58
2011 417.807 207.819
2012 417.807 212.959
2013 417,807 227.159
2014 417,807 232.919
2015 463.974 244.951
2016 463.974 254.511

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovak highway network according to National Highway Company" (in Slovak). 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 

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