Rockslide Closes Tržič-Ljubelj Road to Austria, Will Re-open in June (2019)

By , 29 Apr 2019, 16:30 PM Travel
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STA, 29 April 2019 - One of the two main road links with the Austrian state of Carinthia, the Tržič-Ljubelj road, will be closed for around a month and a half due to rockslide prevention measures, the Infrastructure Agency has announced. An increased volume of traffic is thus expected at the Karavanke motorway tunnel, which will serve as a detour.

The road was closed after a part of it was hit by a minor rockslide on Sunday, exposing the danger of potential future rockslides, including a number of crisis points and gaps.

The precaution works will be carried out in the area of 450 metres along the slope overlooking the road, costing some EUR 1m.

The detour is arranged through the Karavanke tunnel and the Jezersko pass.

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