11 May 2019 - The motorway, being the highest ranked road, represents the most secure road category, Veselin Salamadija, a specialist in traffic engineering and president of the Group for the transport of passengers and goods by road in the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro, said in an interview for CdM.
Salamadija says the construction of the motorway would significantly reduce travel time, that is, people will travel 30-40 minutes from Podgorica to Kolašin instead of an hour and a half as they do now. Costs will be decreased as well. However, there are certain problems as well – more and more drivers seek to find a job in the EU member states. However, the relevant Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs somehow has managed to mitigate this problem.
He also believes that high-quality and secure roads can bolster road safety even though this issue has been quite complex in terms of factors that affect the level of safety.
“Having in mind that the priority Smokovac–Mateševo section represents an alternative to the route from Podgorica to Kolašin (the canyon Platije), the need for its construction is even greater,” said Salamadija.
When it comes to the benefits of the Bar–Boljare motorway in terms of passenger and goods traffic, as someone who has been involved in the area of passenger and goods transport for many years, Salamadija expresses his great satisfaction with the fact Montenegro has opted for the project of constructing the Bar-Boljare motorway.
By constructing the Smokovac–Mateševo section in Montenegro and the Surčin–Čačak section in Serbia, transport of passengers and goods will be realized in a more quality, reliable and secure way,” concluded Salamadija.
Source: Cafe del Montenegro