The longest highway tunnel in Slovakia is finally bored through

both lanes of the Višňové highway tunnel near Žilina have finally been bored through. The ceremonial blasting of the final stretch of the second lane took place on September 6 while the first lane has been passable since August 28. The construction consortium presented the bores on September 13. Construction Minister Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) did not attend the ceremony, sending only the message that there is no reason for celebration.

Both lanes of the Višňové highway tunnel near Žilina have finally been bored through. The ceremonial blasting of the final stretch of the second lane took place on September 6 while the first lane has been passable since August 28. The construction consortium presented the bores on September 13. Construction Minister Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) did not attend the ceremony, sending only the message that there is no reason for celebration.

“The tunnel has been subject to a nine-month delay,” said Karolína Ducká, spokesperson of the Construction Ministry, as cited by the Hospodárske Noviny, adding that even longer delays hover over other goals of this project.

 

https://industryeurope.com/the-longest-highway-tunnel-in-slovakia-is-finally-bored-thro/

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