Saobraćajni institut CIP :: News Story list en Saobraćajni institut CIP :: News The Institute of Transportation CIP was awarded the contract for preparation of technical documentation for the reconstruction of Old Sava Bridge The Belgrade Land Development Public Agency awarded the contract for preparation of technical documentation to the Institute of Transportation, which urban-architectural design won the first prize for the reconstruction of Old Sava Bridge.

Deadline for the preparation of technical documentation is ten months.

The new bridge, designed by the Institute of Transportation CIP, will relieve traffic congestion in this part of the city and will be a modern structure which fulfils all traffic, architectural and ambient requirements.

Siniša Mali, the Mayor of Belgrade, today presented the appearance of the new Sava Bridge on the Sava Promenade according to the conceptual design prepared by the Institute of Transportation CIP in the presence of Milutin Folić, chief urban planner, Nina Jandrić, Acting Secretary for Utilities and Housing Services, Branislav Popović, Director of the Belgrade Land Development Public Agency and Milutin Ignjatović, Managing Director of the Institute of Transportation CIP.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:50:30 +0100 News
The City of Belgrade got the sculpture called "From There to Here" that will adorn the pedestrian bridge "From There to Here" sculpture will adorn the future pedestrian bridge between the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Sava Quay.

At the present time this sculpture is installed at the Sava Quay downwards the Concrete Hall (Beton hala). It will be permanently placed on top of the 10 m high pedestal by mid next year after the completion of the construction of the pedestrian bridge that will connect the river and the fortress, which was designed for free by Saobraćajni institut CIP.

This work of art is formed of two parts - the upper part of stainless steel transported from England was made by Richard Dickon, the English sculptor and winner of the renowned Turner Prize, and the lower part of aluminium cast in Serbia was made by Mrđan Bajić, our famous sculptor.

The sculpture weighs five tons and its height is seven meters.

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:04:01 +0100 News
Belgrade – Budapest railway line Belgrade – Stara Pazova section, Phase 1 The objective of modernization of the Belgrade – Budapest railway link specifically the Corridor X section to Budapest is to reconstruct the existing single-track line and to build a new second track thus forming a modern high performance double-track line for mixed (passenger and freight) transport and speed to 200 km/h.

This project was contracted with Chinese consortium formed of "China Railway International" and "China Communication Construction Company" based on the multilateral agreement on the construction of high-speed railway line made between China, Serbia and Hungary.

The Institute of Transportation CIP has prepared the design documentation for Phase 1 of construction works on the Belgrade - Budapest double-track line, Belgrade Centre - Stara Pazova section, and the works shall start soon.

Reconstruction of the existing railway and building of the high-speed line include numerous interventions on the railway alignment, stations and station facilities, construction of rail/road grade-separated crossings and lineside structures such as bridges, underpasses and overpasses, and modernization of the equipment.

Some of planned works on installation of modern signalling-interlocking and telecommunication systems, power supply system and other electrical systems will be performed for the first time in this region of Europe. The task of these modern information systems is to make connections to the driver's cab and to enable timely reaction and transmission of the information straightway to the locomotive cab because a visual monitoring of standard signs and signals is practically impossible at high speed.

The design of this 34 km long section envisages the execution of works on open track and in stations so that the new tracks will be laid in the length of 27 km while the other track sections, about 84 km long will be reconstructed and 150 new switches will be replaced and installed.

The Belgrade - Budapest railway line is a part of the traditional railway transit corridor linking Western and Central Europe with Greece, Turkey and Middle East. This railway line has also a high national importance because it connects three big cities and railway junctions of Belgrade, Novi Sad and Subotica and many settlements and industrial centres.

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:57:08 +0100 News
Social Housing Complex in Ovča Phase 2 Complete technical documentation for construction of social housing complex in Ovča, Phase 2 was prepared by the Institute of Transportation CIP in 2015.

Conceptual urban design of social housing complex in Ovča for residential and commercial purposes represents modern approach to space treatment and can be considered as the basis for sustainable communication and coordination of all city development factors. From the very start of design process the idea was to arrive at functional, achievable and compact urban-architectural concept.

The complex consists of four multi-family buildings with ground floor and four storeys, totalling 235 apartments of 10,300 m2 net area.

The buildings were designed based on the model of two different architectural complexes. There are two gallery-type buildings and two corridor-type buildings with apartments of different structures, from studio apartments to three-room apartments. The designers were guided by the idea to enable affordable apartments and comfort to future tenants.

After construction of buildings and completion of this Project this part of Belgrade will be liven up. Thanks to Pupin Bridge and other communications it will be well connected to other parts of the city.

The Project also envisages 26 apartments for disabled persons. In addition to apartments, the buildings include welfare facilities - daily rooms for mentally challenged persons.

The apartments will be provided with all necessary installations. There is a plan to use alternative energy sources - geothermal energy for heating purposes.

Land between buildings is converted to park areas with playgrounds.

The works have started in September 2016 and the Institute of Transportation CIP was engaged for project management and supervision of works.

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:36:48 +0100 News
Design for reconstruction of tramway tracks, pavement and sidewalks at Slavija Square and designs for reconstruction of Nemanjina Street from Kralja Milutina Street to Svetozara Markovića Street with related infrastructure and reconstruction of Oslobođenja Boulevard with related infrastructure The Design for reconstruction of Slavija Square includes the civil works on reconstruction of tramway tracks, pavement and sidewalks, relocation of trolley, bus and tramway stops from Slavija Square, reconstruction works on the section of Kralja Milutina Street between Nemanjina Street and Kralja Milana Street, reconstruction of overhead catenary system, water supply system, hot water heating system and lighting system, relocation and protection of existing utilities, reconstruction of electrical installations and installation of appropriate traffic signalization and equipment.

New traffic design concept of Slavija Square will be greatly relieved thanks to three traffic lanes in the roundabout, each 3.75 m wide. In addition, the design envisaged two separate lanes for public transport vehicles, each 3.5 m wide with tramway lane along the inner edge i.e. closer to the roundabout.

The existing central traffic island is retained with smaller radius. Separate traffic lanes for direct movement of vehicles from Nemanjina Street to Oslobođenja Boulevard and from Mekenzijeva Street to Beogradska Street are evident novelties in Slavija Square. In addition, a separated lane for public transport vehicles so-called "yellow lane" was designed on the section of Kralja Milana Street between Kralja Milutina Street and Slavija roundabout.

Tramway tracks from Oslobođenja Boulevard and Nemanjina Street are connected to circular tramway track in the public transport lane, 247.92 m long. The old tramway structure is replaced with new one, which is built fully in compliance with the most recent standards and provided with rubber chamber filling elements placed against rail sides to ensure electrical insulation of the system and reduction of noise and vibrations.

The existing trolley and bus stop is relocated from the roundabout to Kralja Milana Street just in front of entry to Slavija roundabout. Moreover, a tram stop in Nemanjina Street is relocated to tramway track section between Svetozara Markovića and Kralja Milutina Streets.

Passenger information displays shall be installed at 4 stops in Nemanjina Street, 2 stops in Kralja Milana Street and 4 stops in Oslobođenja Boulevard. Pedestrian railings shall be placed along the tramway stop in Nemanjina Street and in all zones of former pedestrian crossings at entry points to Slavija roundabout to improve pedestrian safety.

According to new design concept, traffic lights shall be installed at two new intersections - the intersection of Kralja Milana and Nemanjina Streets and the intersection of Kralja Milutina and Kralja Milana Streets, which will be coordinated with other intersections controlled by traffic lights on this section.

The reconstruction design also includes the section of Kralja Milutina Street between Nemanjina Street and Kralja Milana Street in the length of 110 m intended for movement of vehicles and pedestrians. This street section is paved with stone blocks.

Strips for blind and visually impaired persons are visibly separated along sidewalks to enable easy movement and connections to all target destinations (bus stops and similar). Two-way cycle tracks are also designed on Slavija Square as a part of sidewalks with stone block paving.

Gantries and half-gantries carrying cameras are installed on all approaches to Slavija Square to record entry/exit vehicles in each lane and surrounding conditions.

Design for reconstruction of Oslobođenja Boulevard includes paving of pedestrian communications - sidewalks, parking areas and public transport stops with vibro-pressed decorative and tactile slabs for guiding and safer movement of visually impaired persons as well as construction of cycle tracks as a part of right sidewalk starting from Slavija Square to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Oslobođenja Boulevard was designed with 3.20 m wide tram track area and four 2.85 m wide traffic lanes instead of former three lanes. Adaptable traffic control system was envisaged on this section of Oslobođenja Boulevard.

Soft landscaping plan is made to match natural conditions, features and use of the location and facilities in the vicinity and is an extension of spatial concept.

Works on full reconstruction of the plateau extending from Slavija Square to Kralja Milutina Street i.e. to the building of the National Bank of Serbia performed in accordance with the Institute of Transportation CIP's design are in the final stage.

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:55:43 +0100 News
Design for reconstruction of tramway tracks, pavement and sidewalks from Vukov spomenik (the Vuk Monument) intersection to Omladinski stadium (Stadium of the Youth) The reconstruction project covers the section of Ruzveltova and Mije Kovačevića Streets from Vukov spomenik intersection to Omladinski stadium and the design concept includes: reconstruction of double-track tramway line with tracks separated by direction and laid along both sides of roadway in Ruzveltova and Mije Kovačevića Streets, tracks at "Žagubica" intersection, a section of tram loop near Omladinski stadium and reconstruction of pavement and sidewalks in Ruzveltova and Mije Kovačevića Streets including cycle tracks within the sidewalk areas.

Total length of the reconstructed street is 1585.5 m.

In accordance with the design, the 24.20 m wide bridge of 13.45 m span at the crossing of Ruzveltova and Cvijićeva Street was rehabilitated, meaning that new pavement was built and tramway tracks laid on both sides of the bridge.

Tramway overhead catenary system along Ruzveltova and Mije Kovačevića Streets was also reconstructed and now the OCS masts carry the lighting components. Electrical installations were also reconstructed together with cabling of existing overhead electrical system.

A tramway lane in Ruzveltova and Mije Kovačevića Streets is at the same level with the pavement and its design will enable, besides tramways and buses, movement of all other vehicles at points regulated by road markings and traffic signs and signals.

The separate cycle tracks are designed on both roadway sides within the sidewalk areas and bicycle parking racks are provided next to Zira Shopping Center and Vukov Spomenik.

Due to introduction of new traffic elements (cycle tracks) along the section, in addition to the existing eight intersection controlled by traffic lights along the Ruzveltova and Mije Kovačevića Street, it was also necessary to install the traffic lights at the intersection of Mije Kovačevića Street and driveway to "Karaburma" student residence.

This design also envisages the complete reconstruction of water supply and sewage systems.

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:23:20 +0100 News
Environmental Impact Assessment Study for the Project of phased construction of the railway connection from the existing Smederevo – Mala Krsna railway line to the Smederevo industrial port In accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Law (Official Gazette of the RS, Nos. 135/2004 and 36/2009) governing the issues of importance for environmental impact assessment, the Institute of Transportation CIP prepared the Environmental Impact Assessment Study for the Project of phased construction of the railway connection from the existing Smederevo – Mala Krsna railway line to the Smederevo industrial port.

This study is based on:

  • Preliminary design for construction of the railway connection from the existing Smederevo - Mala Krsna railway line to the Smederevo industrial port, also prepared by the Institute of Transportation CIP in 2005
  • Data obtained from the Smederevo City Administration, Environmental Department
  • Completed field investigations
  • Applicable laws and planning documentation

Environmental contaminants were identified in the future railway corridor, the quality of land, ground waters and air was analysed and the accredited laboratory of the Institute of Transportation CIP conducted the target measurements of noise in that area.

Measures for prevention, mitigation and elimination of possible negative environmental impacts of the project in the railway corridor during the project implementation, railway line operation and in case of accidents are envisaged based on the quantification of important project impacts. The Study defines the plan of noise and vibration monitoring during the railway line construction and operation.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the approval for the above-mentioned Environmental Impact Assessment Study (Decision on approval, No. 353-02-00137/2017-02 of 21st September 2017)

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:33:59 +0100 News
Institute of Transportation CIP was awarded the second prize on the 26th International Urban Planners' Exhibition, Niš This year the Institute of Transportation CIP was awarded the second prize on the 26th International Urban Planners' Exhibition, Niš in the category of Regional spatial plans and specific plans for special-purpose areas. The prize was awarded for the Spatial plan for a special-purpose area in the infrastructure corridor of the Belgrade – Subotica – State border (Kelebia) railway line.

This year in Niš the Institute of Transportation CIP also presented the Urban development project for Batrovci, in addition to the awarded project.

The 26th International Urban Planners Exhibition in Niš was organized by the Serbian Town Planners Association under the auspices of the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and the City of Niš and will last until 15th November.

Spatial plan for a special-purpose area in the infrastructure corridor of the Belgrade - Subotica - State border (Kelebia) railway line

The Spatial plan for a special-purpose area in the infrastructure corridor of the Belgrade - Subotica - State border (Kelebia) railway line developed by the Institute of Transportation CIP was laid down in the Regulation of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in April 2017.

The Spatial plan is developed with the aim of creating conditions for modernization of the Belgrade - Subotica - State border (Kelebia) railway line which is an integral part of the Hungary-Serbia Railway Project, fully in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation for the Hungary-Serbia Railway Project signed by the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia.

This Plan treats the whole infrastructure corridor of the railway line from Belgrade to State border based on the planning concept to elaborate transport corridors as single wholes in one planning document.

High technical standards are the prerequisite set by EU for Trans-European railway network in order to enhance competitiveness of railway sector. Railway sector restructuring, differently scheduled is being implemented in the Southern Europe countries. With regard to railways as a system, these changes are synchronized in the broad area and should enable implementation of the first part of the big project - modernization of the railway line from Budapest to Belgrade. This railway line will be very important for the countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Regional connections and cooperation with neighbours are the preconditions for wide integration and in this context it is the important link for strengthening the position of the Republic of Serbia in broader surroundings.

Railway land planning, using, development and protection will be based on the principles of improvement and enhancement of quality and quantity of railway transport and infrastructure, benefiting from the favourable geographical location and position in the transport network of the Republic of Serbia and faster integration in the neighbourhood while reducing the adverse environmental impacts and respecting the European standards, stability of the system, environmental reliability, safety and economic viability.

The vision involves well developed, safe and efficient railway network with appropriate technology development level and application of adequate technical solutions for high-performance railway lines which enable good connections to surrounding regions. The long-term objective of railway network development is to have high-quality main railway lines for combined passenger and freight transport and speeds to 200 km/h in the Republic of Serbia, which belong to Corridor X and top-priority routes in Southern East Europe.

The Plan objectives (establishment of planning basis) are: to enable implementation of the project for construction, modernization and reconstruction of the Belgrade - Novi Sad railway section; to check strategic route of the Novi Sad - Subotica - State border (Kelebia) railway section; to solve potential physical conflicts and to achieve positive effects in the infrastructure corridor.

The special-purpose area - infrastructure corridor of the railway line is a linear infrastructure system. Accordingly, the Plan accentuate technical solutions which are the basis to treat other plan settings and/or parts of the Plan addressing physical conflicts, the special purpose area impacts, solutions and priorities.

Development of spatial plans for special-purpose areas for the infrastructure systems basically relay upon technical documentation, and the technical documentation level is a foundation needed for selecting parts in the area of coverage that are sufficiently detailed for immediate implementation.

This approach enables to harmonize the detail level of technical documentation and the detail level of planning concepts, which is extremely important for those parts of the Plan that represent a foundation for immediate implementation.

Methodology approach to the special-purpose matter in this Plan represents a synthesis of elements defined in the planning assignment, existing inputs, available technical documentation and the Plan contents stipulated by the law.

One of the Plan characteristics is enlargement of the existing infrastructure corridor to minimize negative environmental impacts.

The special-purpose area includes the infrastructure corridor of the railway line for speeds to 200 km/h that consists of three characteristic sections: Belgrade - Stara Pazova, detailed elaboration with elements for immediate implementation, Stara Pazova - Novi Sad, harmonization of existing solutions, and Novi Sad - Subotica - State border (Kelebia), strategic plan with elements and guidelines for further elaboration.

The next planning stage will involve detailed elaboration of the Novi Sad - Subotica section synchronized with the preparation of technical documents by the Institute of Transportation CIP.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:27:35 +0100 News
Reconstruction of north stand of the "Rajko Mitić" stadium The decision on reconstruction of the Rajko Mitić Stadium, previously known as Red Star Stadium or Marakana was made 54 years after the year of its construction.

The conceptual design prepared by the Institute of Transportation CIP includes the access from Ljutice Bogdana Street and the plateau behind the north stand. Planned landscaping of the area covering about 2,300 m2 may be done in two phases.

The design envisages formation and emphasis of pedestrian access to stands as well as protection of embankment supporting the stadium structure and perimeter structures. There is an idea to assign to auxiliary fields at the lowest level the sports hall function. At the same time safer pedestrian promenade of better quality will be constructed as the shortest pedestrian connection from Dedinje to Voždovac i.e. from Ljutice Bogdana Street to Oslobođenja Boulevard offering a magnificent view of the Vračar plateau.

Flower boxes embodying the club symbols (recognisable colours of Red Star, pines and firs, and other Club's characteristics) will be placed along both sides of wide stairway.

Our biggest stadium with its new appearance and additional future functionality may become another symbol of our capital to the joy of all Belgraders particularly the team's supporters and the group of ardent fans Red Star within the team of CIP designers.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:03:10 +0100 News
FOOTBRIDGE – CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SAVA QUAY AND THE BELGRADE FORTRESS GRAND STAIRS The Institute of Transportation CIP, having recognized the importance of this unique project, prepared the complete technical documentation for the footbridge construction as donation to the City of Belgrade.

The footbridge linking the Belgrade Fortress and the Sava bank is the Project conceived under the name of "Kalemegdan Bridge" in the period 2006 - 2009 according to the concept proposed to the Belgrade Fortress PC by the team of authors: Richard Deacon, one of the most important sculptors of the time, Mrđan Bajić, our the most famous abstract sculptor and Branislav Mitrović, academician and architect.

 The footbridge between the Sava quay and the Belgrade Fortress consists of two parts, the winding ramp with a lift tower and a sculpture on the top, and a bridge structure.

 The winding ramp, 83 m long, 10 m high lift tower and the sculpture on the top represent an artistic sculptural form developed through several spirals that connects the promenade with the footbridge and parking area on the roof of "Concrete Hall". The footbridge, 75 m long passes over street and railway track and ends at the base of the Belgrade Fortress Grand Stairs.

 The footbridge connecting the city and the river is both the important infrastructure project and the work of art that will enable safe crossing for pedestrians over busy street and railway track.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:55:59 +0100 News
CLINICAL AND MEDICAL CENTERS According to the expressed needs of seven clinical and medical centers and conclusions of the Coordinating Body constituted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia to establish more advanced health care of patients and working conditions of staff, the Institute of Transportation CIP is preparing the technical documentation for rehabilitation, refurbishment, reconstruction, extension and construction of centers and facilities listed below:
  1. Clinical Centre of Serbia (CCS), Emergency Centre, Belgrade
  2. Clinical Centre of Serbia (CCS), Neurosurgery Clinic
  3. Clinical Centre of Serbia (CCS), Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic - "Višegradska"
  4. University Children's Hospital - "Tiršova"
  5. Zemun Clinical Hospital Centre (CHC)
  6. "Dedinje" Cardiovascular Institute (Video)
  7. "Dr Dragiša Mišović" Clinical Hospital Centre (CHC)

The design documentation is completed, approvals for execution of works are obtained, the contractor is chosen or the contractor selection process is underway for one part of the area in the University Children's Hospital - "Tiršova", CCS Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic - "Višegradska" and Dr Dragiša Mišović" CHC so that commencement of works is expected. The design documentation is either completed or in the final stage of preparation and procedure for obtaining approvals for execution of works is underway for other medical facilities.

According to the planned time schedule the works on all seven facilities will be performed in the next two years with an objective to upgrade the treatment standard in them to the maximum extent.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:50:21 +0100 News
Final design of "Stepa Stepanović" residential and business complex in Belgrade The location is situated 6 km southeast from Belgrade center on the area of about 42 ha of the former complex of "Stepa Stepanović" barracks on Voždovac Municipality. In accordance with amendments to the Master Plan of Belgrade this specific zone, also known as "4th July“ barracks is intended for the residence. It is bordered by Voždovac ring road in the north, Kumodraška Street in the east and green areas in the south and connected to Vojvode Stepe Street in the west.

Planning documents - design process

Urban design as a basis for preparation of technical documentation was prepared by the Town Planning Institute of Belgrade. Saobraćajni institut CIP prepared designs of necessary preliminary (survey and geotechnical) works. Final designs of residential and office buildings as well as deigns of public buildings - business/commercial complex with medical center and market, one kindergarten, two nurseries and two schools are almost completed. Some residential and office buildings are designed by ZAP Company, Belgrade. Saobraćajni institut CIP prepared all designs of traffic and technical infrastructure and landscaping.

Residential and business complex in numbers

  • Area: 42.36 ha
  • Number of apartments: 4612
  • Number of shops/commercial premises: 149
  • Gross area of residential buildings: 440,000 m2
  • Gross area of associated facilities: 19,000 m
  • Gross area of business and commercial buildings: 55,000 m2
  • Total length of streets: 10,500 m
  • Total parking lots: 4,799


The complex shall be provided with complete infrastructure:
electrical installations with 29 new transformer stations, telecommunication system with about 1,000 telephone connections and optic cables to each apartment, district heating system, water supply system, fire prevention system and sewerage infrastructure.

Spatial development

The buildings consist of different types of apartments - from flatlets to four-room apartments. Ground floors consist of apartments adapted to persons with special needs.

The building structure enables future owners to adapt the interior space to their needs. The buildings are free-standing in the form of open block. Every building consists of several bays. Shops/commercial premises shall be on the ground floors of buildings oriented toward central street of the complex. All associated facilities are defined in accordance with needs and standards for about13300 dwellers.

Park area and business/commercial building with all facilities necessary for supply, cultural life of dwellers and health care shall be located in the central zone of the complex.

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:34:39 +0100 News
Final design of the bridge over the Lim River in Prijepolje The road/pedestrian bridge is continuous girder with 3 spans, L=30+41+30=101.0 m, built of prestressed concrete. It is located about 150m upstream from the mouth of the Mileševka River into the Lim River and connects Prijepolje downtown to left river bank and area suitable for further town development.

Due to limited width of pavement and footways, high water level under the bridge and reference level fitting into roads at left and right river banks, the bridge had to be designed with small structural height and formed of two parallel boxes.

The mountainous Lim River, which has high water level fluctuations requires structures with deep foundation in high quality materials. The bridge foundations were constructed in igneous rocks (diabases).

The bridge was designed for road and pedestrian traffic. Its total pavement width is 13.05m. The bridge was tested with 120 t load and grouped in the category of city bridges.

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:40:58 +0100 News
Spatial Plan of Čajetina Municipality On the session held on 4th November 2010 Čajetina Municipal Council reached unanimous Decision on adoption of Spatial Plan of Čajetina Municipality prepared by multidisciplinary team of Saobraćajni institut CIP.

The Spatial Plan of Čajetina Municipality is supposed to be a strategic and development plan based on the principle of sustainable and consequent planning by applying the achievable, realistic and pragmatic solutions.

The plan offers more integrated space, reduces disproportion in development, provides environment for appropriate regional cooperation and enables sustainable use of national resources. Realization of these priority goals creates, positive environment for better quality of life of Čajetinaresidents and conditions that will block the depopulation processes. Application of this document will enable proper use of the entire territory of Čajetina Municipality.

Tue, 9 Nov 2010 12:44:29 +0100 News
National House of Football in Stara Pazova Construction works on National House of Football based on the Final design and supervised by Saobraćajni institut CIP are currently executed in Stara Pazova. These sports facilities will be the biggest and the most beautiful ones in Europe.

The Complex has more than 10,000 m2 of floor area and 6 football fields. Construction of sports hall, technical block, sports service, offices, central hall and accommodation block is currently underway. All works with reinforced concrete on all facilities and construction of partition walls were completed. Finishing works on building facade and placing of installations around and through the complex are in progress.

Works related to first phase(fields) are fully completed. Construction and specialized trade works in the complex and development of access area will be intensified in the next period.

If the weather allows, all works will be completed by the end of 2010. ]]>
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:48:05 +0100 News
North Tangent Road with Zemun - Borča Bridge Preliminary and Final designs of North Tangent Road in Belgrade, from T-6 road to Belgrade - Pančevo road, about 21.3 km long with Zemun - Borča Bridge

Construction of North Tangent Road and Zemun - Borča Bridge is a new model for implementation of big infrastructure and development projects in Serbia resulting from cooperation of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the People's Republic of China. The Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation in the field of Infrastructure between the two governmentssigned on 20th August 2009 in Beijing defined that priority in the next period would be implementation of the Project for construction ofZemun - Borča Bridge and related roads. The project owner is the Ministry of National Investment Plan and the main partner in project implementation is the City of Belgrade (Belgrade Land Development Public Agency).

The Institute of Transportation CIP Ltd. and CRBC (China Road and Bridge Corporation), Chinese Company, are partners jointly engaged in preparation of the Preliminary and Final designs of North Tangent Road withZemun-Borča Bridge.

Importance of infrastructure

  • Zemun-Borča Bridge with related roads is a regional link between Belgrade and South Banat, which strategically connects Corridor 10to Corridor 4 and Romania.
  • Better traffic connection for more than half a million inhabitants of Belgrade Municipalities ofZemun, Palilula and New Belgrade.
  • Zemun - Borča Bridge is located on Belgrade bypass and connectsZrenjanin and Pančevo roads.

Economic effects

  • Short-term economic effects: 45% of total investment value of 76.5 million euros are direct benefit for local construction companies and manufacturers of building materials, which will be engaged as subcontractors in the project.
  • Medium- and long-term effects:creation of conditions for development of new urban areas in Belgrade and for development of residential buildings, industrial and other facilities and necessary infrastructure

Environmental significance

  • Diversion of heavy freight traffic will reduce noise and emission of harmful gasses and improve the environmental protection.

Technical characteristics

This thoroughfare starts at the intersection of T-6 road and the existing road to Novi Sad. Before the Bridge over the Danube River the road crosses Cara Dušana Street at a level junction.

On Banat side this road runs next to Borča settlement and intersects Zrenjanin road. Connection to Borča will be enabled by a level junction. CLOVERLEAF INTERCHANGE was designed on the Belgrade - Zrenjanin road. Such junction concept includes reconstruction of Zrenjanin road section and construction of two grade-separated connections:

  • to Kovilovo, next to Zrenjanin road in direction to Pančevo, and
  • to "Zbeg" cemetery on Zrenjanin road.

The next grade-separated junction of trumpet type was designed at the crossing point of North Tangent Road and a section of North Tangent Arterial Road. Section of North Tangent Road to Pančevo will be treated in the separate design. From this grade-separated junction the road runs down to Belgrade - Pančevo Road and its end point is at level junction next to Politika Printing House.

Level junction to Ovča settlement is located on a section of the road treated in this design.

The thoroughfarewill have four traffic lanes and two emergency lanes.

Typical cross section was adopted on the basis of forecast traffic load in the planning period, traffic structure, road class and assumed design speed of 80 km/h.

Total road length is about 21.3 km.

The cycling/pedestrian paths with a green area between the sidewalk and pavement were designed on the section running from Zemun to km 0+820.00 (about 200m before Cara Dušana Street) so that total width ofcross section of this road stretch is 40.50 m, which is reduced to 32.50 m on the stretch from km 0+820.00 to intersection with Cara Dušana Street due to non-existence of edge greenery. There is no edge greenery on the section from Cara Dušana Street to the Bridge over the Danube River but the central reserve and cycling/pedestrian paths are wider and cross section width is 35.50m. From the Bridge over the Danube River to junction to Borča settlement, the cross section width is 36.00m.

Apart from the Bridge over the Danube River, additional eight bridges and four overpasses were planned on this road and among them the most important are bridges over Zrenjanin road in length of about 210 m, over Belgrade - Pančevo railway line and over Kalovita channel in length of about 610 m.

The Bridge over the Danube River is prestressed reinforced concrete structure about 1500 m long. A waterway clearance (height and width) of the Danube River (international river belonging to Corridor 7) is provided. The bridge structure consists of two central constructions, 95+172+95 m in span, constructions over flood area on the right river bank, 2x48 m in span, constructions over flood area on the left river bank, 15x48 m in span and approaching constructions on the left river bank, 26+3x35+26+4x35 m in span. There will be two separated bridge structures, each 13.95 m wide, on common piers. The central structure is a continuous girder bridging the Danube river in three spans, 95 m + 172 m + 95 m.Box cross section of girder is of variable height ranging from 10 m next to central pier to 4 m in the span mid point. The plate underside is parabolic.

The road will be equipped with adequate traffic signalization system, closed drainage system, lighting system and utility installations that will be placed in the road base due to planned construction of business and residential buildings on the left bank of Danube River.

Run-off from pavement and sidewalks will be channelized by closed drainage system and treated prior to discharge into natural watercourses.

The existing electrical, water supply and sewage installations on the road route shall be reconstructed and displaced.

Project status

The Institute of Transportation CIP Ltd. and CRBC (China Road and Bridge Corporation), Chinese Company, had completed the Preliminary and Final designs of North Tangent Road with Zemun - Borča Bridge and delivered them to the Belgrade Land Development Public Agency. Аll site works are completed in accordance with the prepared design documentation. ]]>
Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:51:47 +0100 News