Modifications in the Construction of the Crossroad Triblavina Not a Good Solution

Civil association Triblavina warns that modifications in the construction of the crossroad Triblavina which were suggested by the National Motorway Company would worsen the traffic situation in comparison with the original project. In response to these modifications civil association Triblavina sent to the Ministry of Environment its objections.

Until May 2015 during the construction National Motorway Company (hereinafter NMC) followed the approved project of the crossroad Triblavina. Latter project was subject to the environmental impact assessment; land-use plan and construction permit were adopted. Further in the phase of the implementation of the project, NMC requested a permit for a modification of the construction before its finalisation. Principal changes they suggest are: “elimination of the collector–distributor lanes due to the change of the conception of the extension of the motorway and extension of the motorway D1 to 8 lanes instead of 6 lanes due to the change of the conception of the extension of the motorway.” So the proposal suggests the elimination of the roads (collectors) which were supposed to be parallel to the motorway D1 and would allow surroundings villages to connect to collectors in various points. Elimination of the collectors will have a negative impact on the traffic situation of the surrounding villages. The association Triblavina has been in this process represented by Zuzana Čaputová, attorney cooperating with VIA IURIS.

Association Triblavina argues that suggested modifications are not adequate and from the perspective of traffic management in the surroundings of the village Chrovátsky Grob, Vajnory, Bernolákovo and Ivanka pri Dunaji they are rather counterproductive. Moreover currently the traffic situation in these villages is already unbearable. According to the transport experts suggested modifications would have an essential negative impact on the life tranquillity of the populations of concerned villages and would also significantly impact their health. Suggested modification is also in contradiction with the land use plan of the Bratislava self-governing region.

Given that construction which is subject to obligatory environmental impact assessment would undergo so important changes, association Triblavina in its statement addressed to the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak republic requires that also suggested modifications are subject to the environmental impact assessment. Association´s opinion was supported by a petition of 3500 persons.