R1 expressway (Slovakia)
|Rýchlostná cesta R1|
in operation under construction in planning
|Part of E58E77E571E572|
|Regions:||Trnava Region, Nitra Region, Banská Bystrica Region, Žilina Region|
|Major cities:||Trnava, Nitra, Žiar nad Hronom, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok|
R1 is an expressway (Slovak: rýchlostná cesta) in Slovakia. It starts near Trnava (D1) and ends in Ružomberok (D1) and it goes through or around Nitra, Hronský Beňadik, Žarnovica, Žiar nad Hronom (R2/R3), Zvolen and Banská Bystrica.
From 225 km there are:
- 175,7 km in operation
- app. 50 km planned
The former partial designation of this route was D65.
Currently (as of May 2013), continuous section between Trnava and bypass of Banská Bystrica is in operation. A linking section to Ružomberok and consequently back to motorway D1 has been planned since 2008. Both sections, Nitra-Hronský Beňadik and bypass of Banská Bystrica, were built, and are operated under the conditions of a Public-private partnership project, unlike the rest of Slovak motorway and expressway network.
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