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D4 Highway/R7 Expressway


Slovak Republic

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ESIA disclosed:

06 Nov 2015



Approval date:

25 May 2016

Project description

The Slovak Government has recently undertaken to construct two new sections of the D4 Highway, forming part of the Trans-European Transport Network (“TEN-T”), and three new sections of the R7 Expressway to ease access to Bratislava, the Slovak capital, improving a key road corridor.

A Special Purpose Vehicle (the “Concessionaire”), to which the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic (the “Granting Authority” or the “GA”) will issue an over 30-year long Concession Agreement for the design, build, operation and maintenance of the D4/R7 Expressway Project (the “Project”) will be selected in an open tender.

The D4 Highway sections included in the Project, Jarovce to Ivanka Sever and Ivanka Sever to Rača, are part of the comprehensive TEN-T programme. Together with the R7 Expressway, they will provide connection between the D1 and D2 Highways in Slovakia. The relevant D4 Highway sections are 27km long and include 8 interchanges and 55 overpasses including a sequence of 5 bridges with an aggregate length of 3.263km (each with overall spans of between 465m and 896m) over Danube river.

The R7 Expressway will connect the D4 and D1 Highways and will provide access to the city of Bratislava from the south-east. It will also improve connection between the industrial zones and urban districts. Three sections of the R7 Expressway, Prievoz to Ketelec, Ketelec to Dunajská Lužná and Dunajská Lužná to Holice, over a total length of 32km, form part of the Project. These include 5 interchanges and 29 overpasses.

The capital cost of the Project is currently estimated to be approximately EUR 1.3 billion. The construction period is projected to start in spring 2016 with completion expected within four years.

There is a Project Summary Document available for this project.

ESIA disclosure package

Environmental Impact Assessments

EIA D4 Jarovce - Ivanka North (Sever)



EIA D4 Ivanka North (Sever) – Rača



EIA R7 Prievoz – Ketelec



EIA R7 Ketelec - Dunajská Lužná



EIA R7 Dunajská Lužná – Holice



Further documentation

  • Natura 2000 Forms A&B: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Appropriate Assessment & Draft Compensation Plan: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
  • Non Technical Summary: English | Slovak
  • Land Acquisition Resettlement Framework: English | Slovak
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan: English | Slovak
  • Environmental and Social Action Plan: English | Slovak

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:

Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic:
Ministerstvo dopravy, výstavby a regionálneho rozvoja Slovenskej republiky

Námestie slobody č. 6
P.O.BOX 100
810 05 Bratislava
Slovenská republika
Tel.: +421 2 5949 4111

Office hours at a registry: Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 15:30.

For D4 EIAs

Bratislava Town District “Jarovce”
Palmová 1
851 10 Bratislava – Jarovce

For R7 EIAs

Bratislava Town District “Podunajské Biskupice”
Trojičné nám. 11
821 06 Bratislava


EBRD Bratislava Resident Office
Europeum Business Centre
Suché Mýto 1
81103 Bratislava
Slovak Republic
Tel: +421 2 59101700

Project website

Environmental or social enquiries

Mr. Juraj Lott
Director General of PPP Projects Section to
 +421 (0) 2 594 94447

General enquiries: as above.

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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