Herceg Novi – The job of the renewal of the traffic line from Igalo to Meljine is worth 104.000 euros and it was trusted to Tehnoput from Podgorica.
Mayor Dejan Mandic said that the works would be done during the night when the frequency of the traffic is fewer.
Even though it was announced that all the works on the roads in Montenegro would be stopped on June 15th. In Herceg Novi municipality they were started and intensified in the period when they should have been terminated.
That means that the citizens and the tourists have to be patient while in the column of cars and at the temperature, which exceeds 30 degrees of Celsius thy wait from 10 to 40 minutes. In high tourist season, on Herceg Novi there are more than 25.000 vehicles. Great part of the transport of goods and passengers, not just for Montenegro, but also for Greece, Albania, and Kosovo, over the crossing border Debeli brijeg, takes place on the highway, which goes through the urban part of the town.
Traffic jams through the town are enlarged by everyday reconstructions of parts of the road, and also by digging of the channel for placement of waterworks and sewerage installation.
The reconstruction of the waterworks system on Topla and Savia is in process, where Energoproject has dug some of the streets because of the placement of the hig voltage cable.
In the local administration they said that those works will also be finished today or tomorrow.
– The decision about the regulation of the road traffic, which was made on the last session of the local parliament and which will be in effect at the end of this month, will provoke more damage than benefit – it was said on a press conference which was organized by Herceg Novi DPS.
The aldermen Dragan Jankovic and Vlado Vlaovic criticized certain solutions but they also confirmed that the current authority is years behind with preparations for the tourist season and with that also are late with regulation of the traffic and reconstruction of traffic lines.
LACK OF PARKING IS A PROBLEM THIS SUMMER TOO
About 150 new parking lots in three montage garages the main Bus station and in Igalo, as well as the parking lot on Savina, whose construction is in progress, this summer too won’t decrease the problem of parking.
– Placement of montage garages, whose costs were 240.000 euros or 3.270 euro per parking space, was too expensive and cheaper ones could have been found, and also more rational solutions – said Vlaovic, while Jankovic warned at the appearance of lease of the road, as a parking space, in the center of the town.
Already now four-wheelers have crowded all free areas in the town, which is the biggest problem for pedestrians.
Big parking lots at the entrance in the town, in Sutorina or Meljine which some opposition aldermen have proposed last year, judging by the situation are the only solution, but the solution which came late for this summer.