The Kotor Municipal Assembly has decided that construction can begin on a pedestrian underpass under the main road to the Old Town.
Councillors took the decision to approve the settlement for civil proceedings in Case No. 622/19, giving the go-ahead for the construction of an accompanying facility for the underpass road - an underground pedestrian crossing under the existing main road, in front of the city walls and the Harbour Master's Office.
The complex project is worth 1.4 million euros, and will be completed within a timeframe of four months.
The underpass design, by Europrojekt Podgorica, was presented at the Municipal Assembly hall, and the contractor will be Kotor firm Briv Construction.
While supporters of the project say that it will resolve congestion issues, views have been voiced that the project is not in compliance with the law.
A total of 13 councillors voted in favour of the construction of the underpass in front of the city walls and Harbour Master's Office, while Ljiljana Popović Moškov from Civic Movement URA voted against, with Ranka Krivokapić, Jovo Suđić and Ljilja Radunović of DPS, as well as Vido Drašković from the Liberal Party abstaining.
Chief Designer Dragutin Dubljević of Europrojekt stated that every detail would be taken care of - from lighting, use of quality materials, provision of lifts and means to ensure full accessibility to persons with disabilities.