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Rijeka Bypass



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ESIA disclosed:

01 Jul 2004



Approval date:

11 Jul 2006

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

Hrvatske Ceste intends to construct the final section of the Rijeka by-pass between Sveti Kuzam and Krizisce, totalling 8.365 km. This section will bypass some urban areas of the eastern part of Rijeka, including Bakar and Kraljevica.  The by-pass will be constructed to a dual two-lane standard, with a high structural content, including five viaducts (total length of 2.47 km) and three tunnels (combined length of 1.33 km). It will also include two interchanges, at Krizisce and at Hreljin, the latter of which also involves bridge works.

The project will complete the eastern by-pass of Rijeka, relieving traffic in the congested city centre and facilitating traffic movement to the south. In addition, it aims to promote development of tourism given Rijeka’s crucial geographical position for tourist traffic from the north and west of Europe.

Hrvatske Ceste is a state-owned company established in 2001, responsible for the development and maintenance of the non-tolled state road network in Croatia.

The proposed project will allow the Bank to continue to support road sector reform in Croatia, including institutional development, by supporting the institutional strengthening of Hrvatske Ceste.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Executive summary (English) (120KB - PDF)
Executive summary (Croatian) (172KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,


Municipal Office, Town of Kraljevica;
Municipal Office, Town of Bakar;
County Office, Town of Rijeka;
Hrvatske Ceste, Zagreb 10000, Voncinina 3.



EBRD Resident office,
Zagreb 10000, Petrinjska 59.

Tel+385 1 48 78 700.

Contact: Andrei Krapotkin


Mr. Zvonimir Nagy
Head of Strategic Planning and Development
Hrvatske Ceste
Voncinina 3, 10000 Zagreb

Tel: +385 1 47 22 610
Fax: +385 1 47 22 611



This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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