First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Excavation work on Slovakia’s Visnove Tunnel has now been completed. Driving the tunnel took nine months longer than originally anticipated. The 7.5km tunnel will be Europe’s seventh longest when complete and forms part of the D1 highway between Dubna Skala and Lietavska. Work on this highway started in 2014, with the construction being carried out jointly by Italian contractor Salini Impregilo and local firm Duha. Fitting out of the tunnel is now commencing, with equipment such as ventilation and traffic control systems being installed. The stretch of the D1 from Dubna Skala to Lietavska is costing €500 million to build.