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The opening ceremony of the motorway subsection Mahovljani – Drugovići

Oct 12, 2017

The subsection of Banja Luka – Doboj motorway, from Mahovljani interchange to Drugovići in length of 10 km is officially opened to traffic on October 01, 2017.

The President of the Republic of Srpska, Mr. Milorad Dodik, the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vučić and the President of National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska, Mr. Nedeljko Čubrilović made their official address to all attendants.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Mrs. Željka Cvijanović, the Ministers of the Republic of Srpska and the Representatives of the People, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Stanimir Vukićević, the representatives of the local communities, the management of the company “The Republic of Srpska Motorways“, management and employees of the company “Integral Inženjering“ with business partners, dignitaries from public and social life, as well as a great number of citizens attended the opening ceremony.

The opened motorway subsection connects Banja Luka – Gradiška motorway and Banja Luka – Doboj motorway which is still under construction, it leads motorway over the main road Laktaši – Gradiška, over local road Laktaši – Srbac and over the Vrbas river. In this way, the Mahovljani interchange is put into whole function,also it relieves the traffic through Laktaši and significantly increses traffic safety during winter period over the Tutnjevac pass.

The most significant constructed structures on this section are “Mahovljani“ viaduct (L= 400 m), “Laktaši 2“ viaduct (L=450 m) and the Vrbas bridge (L=340 m). The abovementioned structures have two separate structures – right and left.

The Vrbas bridge, with spans of 36 m, is constructed with method of incremental launching of the superstructure. The total number of segments is 38 (19+19).

“Mahovljani“ viaduct is reinforced concrete prestressed structure constructed in-situ on scaffold, in length of 400 m and with span of length of 32 m.

“Laktaši 2“ viaduct is constructed with technology of mounting of prefabricated girders of length of 30 m on the piers of structure.

Besides opening of Mahovljani – Drugovići subsection, the works on Banja Luka – Doboj motorway, section Banja Luka – Prnjavor continue in full intensity. On the road of length of 35.3 kilometers, there will be constructed 52 structures from which there will be constructed 20 bridges, 18 overpasses, 7 viaducts, 6 underpasses and one tunnel.

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