From 1 January 2021, the Decree optimizes the network of specified road sections (HTU), which means the cancellation of 633, modification of 792 and creation of 239 new specified road sections.
In addition, the new Decree extends the network of specified road sections with new sections on the D1, D3 and D4 Motorway. The D1 Motorway will be extended by one section by dividing the existing specified road section at Triblavina into two, one section will be added between Hričovské Podhradie and Lietavská Lúčka, and another will be created on the Žilina feeder road. The D3 Motorway between Čadca and Svrčinovec will have two new specified road sections. The Bratislava bypass will boast 2 new specified road sections on the D4 Motorway. In the residential areas of Žilina, Bytčica and Lietavská Lúčka, 4 specified road sections will be added and charged at a zero toll rate.
From January 1, a total of 634 specified road sections will be canceled, 252 will be added and 792 will be modified. A total of 948 specified road sections will remain unchanged, which is about 36% of the entire HTU network.
After the modifications, including those that do not affect the amount of toll payment (toll sections charged with zero-rate), the number of specified road sections will be reduced by 382 to 1992. However, the length of the network of specified road sections will increase by 58 km to 8199 km.