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The Minister attended the demolition of the Torovo toll station and reviewed infrastructure projects in Trebnje and Žužemberk

Dr Peter Gašperšič, Minister of Infrastructure, attended the demolition of the Torovo toll station today. In 2018, DARS plans to remove and rearrange about half of all toll stations; the works will be implemented in three phases. Torovo, Log and Vrhnika toll stations will be removed in the first phase, while DARS will also reconstruct motorways in the vicinity of toll stations in the total length of 2.8 kilometres. The works at Torovo and Log toll stations are anticipated to be completed by the end of June.

With the establishment of the DarsGo electronic tolling system for cargo vehicles with maximum permitted weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes, which entered into force on 1 April of this year, toll stations are no longer needed.
 
As part of regular site visits, the Minister, accompanied by relevant mayors, also reviewed infrastructure projects in the municipalities of Trebnje and Žužemberk. The Minister and Mayor Alojzij Kastelic examined the reconstruction works on the Ponikve viaduct in the Municipality of Trebnje. The value of the works is EUR 1.27 million and the reconstruction is expected to be completed by the end of this September. Almost EUR 700,000 worth of maintenance works on main and regional roads were conducted in the Municipality of Trebnje in 2017. And in 2018, EUR 175,000 has been earmarked so far for regular road maintenance.
 
The Minister and Franc Škufca, Mayor of the Municipality of Žužemberk, examined finishing works on the road through the settlement of Dvor. The value of the works is EUR 487,000, and they are anticipated to be completed by the end of this May. In 2017, EUR 517,000 worth of maintenance works on main and regional roads were conducted in the Municipality of Žužemberk.