Traffic announcement


Traffic announcement

Traffic is slowed down daily with occasional traffic jams towards major cities due to morning and afternoon rush hour (in the opposite direction). It is necessary to count on a longer travel time per day, especially in bad weather.


- On the nights of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Primorska motorway between Črni Kal and Srmin in both directions will be closed, between 9 pm and 5 am. The detour will be along the regional road.


- Due to works in the Karavanke tunnel on the A2 motorway, on 6 April (Wednesday), between 8 am and 4 pm, traffic will take place at intervals of approximately 30 minutes, waiting in front of the tunnel. Maximum load width up to 3.75 m.

- Works on some rest areas, more info.


- On the Dravograd - Vič road, at the Vič crossing, there is a ban on lorries over 7.5 tonnes, due to the works of the bridge on the Austrian side (until 8 April). Detour: for trucks over 7.5 tonnes redirected to the Holmec crossing.


- The road R2-449, Lenart - Gornja Radgona, between Benedict and Zagajski vrh is expected to be closed from 1 April to 31 May 2022. Detour: Benedikt - Lenart - Trate - Apače - Gornja Radgona and vice versa.

- On the northern Ljubljana ring road H3, the Nove Jarše entry ramp towards Zadobrova and the service road between Bratislavska and Leskoškova cesta are closed for traffic. A detour is arranged via Bratislavska and Letališka cesta to the eastern ring road until mid - August 2022.


Additional exceptions - humanitarian activities

Until the cancellation in Slovenia on Sundays, holidays and Friday before Easter, there will be no ban on traffic for trucks over 7.5 t (to save lives, prevent imminent danger to property and transport humanitarian aid to Ukraine).


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Border crossings

Certain limitations apply to border crossings due to the healthcare situation at home and abroad. Control of traffic and passengers remains at border crossings with neighbouring countries. We recommend that you monitor the virus-related situation in Slovenia, as well as when travelling abroad, since the traffic density at border crossings frequently changes due to the adopted measures.


Ban on overtaking for heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes in Slovenia

In effect during daytime (between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.) throughout the Slovenian motorway and expressway network (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7).

Parking for heavy goods vehicles at motorway rest areas limited to 25 hours.

DARS has equipped motorway rest areas with signs indicating that heavy goods vehicles may park there for no more than 25 hours. Buses and goods vehicles over 3,500 kg may park in marked parking spaces for up to 25 hours. After that, drivers must leave the rest area.

We want bus and truck drivers to be able to get the rest they need in order to do their job safely and stay healthy. The number of parking spaces in motorway rest areas is limited.

The new Road Traffic Rules Act also regulates the parking of vehicles at motorway and expressway rest areas.

  • Buses and goods vehicles with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3,500 kg may park in marked parking spaces for up to 25 hours. If goods vehicle traffic is restricted or prohibited by an order restricting or prohibiting road traffic for more than 25 hours, parking is allowed for the duration of the goods vehicle traffic restriction or prohibition.
  • The prescribed fines for the violation are €300 for the driver, €1000 for the legal entity, and €300 for the responsible person.
  • Drivers must visibly indicate the time and date of the start of their parking on the inside of the windscreen (for example: 17:18, 25/11/2021).
  • Drivers failing to comply with this will incur a fine of €150.

Compliance with parking regulations is supervised by toll supervisors.


Additional exceptions on account of current emergency situation abroad

Until further notice, there will be no traffic ban for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes driving across Slovenia on Sundays, holidays and Good Friday before Easter, and providing transport for the purpose of saving human lives, preventing imminent danger for property, and transporting humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Learn more.


Goods vehicles and convoys of vehicles with MAM exceeding 7.5 tonnes on the road due to the emergency situation in Ukraine

The Ministry of Infrastructure hereby notifies that traffic is exceptionally permitted for certain goods vehicles and convoys of vehicles with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 7.5 tonnes on Sundays and holidays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Good Friday before Easter (15 April 2022) from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., i.e. from Sunday, 13 March 2022, and until reasons for the emergency conditions in Ukraine cease.

The traffic restriction will not apply to goods vehicles and convoys of vehicles providing transport for the purpose of saving human lives, preventing or eliminating imminent danger for property, and transporting humanitarian aid for Ukraine (pursuant to the provision of points 1, 2 and 11 of indent 2 of paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Order on road traffic restrictions in the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 75/11 and 195/21)).

Source: Ministry of Infrastructure


Warnings about vehicles driving in the opposite direction now available in the Promet+ app; learn more here.

The Promet+ mobile app now provides sound and text messages warning about vehicles driving in the opposite direction. All you need to do is to open the application and enable the location.

The application warns drivers of vehicles driving in the opposite direction on Slovenian motorways, as detected by DARS devices, or rather the sensor system supported by modern intelligent transport systems. The notification may also be a sound announcement read by an electronic reader (a woman’s voice by default, but users also have the option to set a man’s voice).

How does the system work?

DARS installs sensors, or rather so-called inductive loops in the motorway pavement that detect vehicles driving over the loop. Many loops can also detect a vehicle driving in the wrong direction.

In such cases, the loop sends a signal to the system, which supplements the alarm with information about the location, prepares a text and sends it as a warning to the Promet+ application.

If the application and the location tracking option are on, you will receive the notification a few seconds after detection, if you are driving on the motorway towards the place where the alarm was triggered.

When you pass the sensor that detected the hazard, or when the traffic supervisor at the control centre cancels the alarm, you will receive a notification that the danger is over.

Notification about a vehicle driving in the opposite direction does not necessarily mean the usual long drive in the opposite direction. Such a drive may be short or merely involve turning around. No doubt, there is something going on in the place detected by the sensor, that calls for close attention and careful driving until cancellation.

The service enables the development of so-called cooperative intelligent transport systems, which DARS is developing in cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure within the scope of the European C-Roads project (Platform: C-Roads).

Download the Promet+ application to your device. You can also find links to stores at PROMET.SI.


Preventive advice

March is a month when intensive works are conducted outdoors (pruning, grass cutting and trimming, landscape gardening, etc.). Trees are cut down and cleared in forests.

In wooded areas and other places, there are tractors, goods vehicles and other machinery (transport of green fodder, logs, leaves, etc.) on the roads.

At that time, roads may have unforeseeable obstacles (grit, branches, soil). It is recommended to be cautious and careful when staying on and crossing such areas.

For some bikers, the new motorcycling season has already started, while others will start in the coming weeks. Again, we suggest that you take into account the extraordinary obstacles mentioned above, and remember that temperatures are still lower than in summertime.

Statistical data shows that the safety of two-wheeled vehicle riders decreased last year. As many as 33 riders died (27 motorcyclists and 6 moped riders). Three quarters of the traffic accidents resulting in fatalities or severe bodily injuries of two-wheeled vehicle riders in 2020 and 2021 were caused by the riders themselves.

The Traffic Safety Agency has, therefore, prepared a new far-reaching media campaign to increase their safety, with several activities that will take place on site in the following weeks.