China Road and Bridge Corporation has recently won a public tender to develop one of the most challenging infrastructure project in the recent history of Croatia – a bridge to Peljesac peninsula. Preparation of the site has already started as the 2020 deadline seems to be quite short for the size of the project.
When travelling to southmost of Croatia, primarily to Dubrovnik, one needs to exist the highway, cross the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and continue along the old coastal road. This 95 kilometer route can be very time-consuming in the season due to queuing at the border crossing. The new route will be of nearly the same length, but will bypass the border.
Peljesac bridge is the key point of the entire idea to connect Croatian territory on the south to the rest of the country. The bridge will be 2.404 meters long. Apart from the bridge, the infrastructure strategy assumes the construction of another 3 small bridges, 2 viaducts, 4 tunnels, 2 viewpoints and a 30 kilometer long fast road across Peljesac peninsula.
Inevitably, completion of the project will bring more tourists to Dubrovnik county and will most likely affect the property prices on Peljesac as, until recently, they were relatively less expensive than the rest of Dubrovnik county.