Source: Tanjug | Thursday, 13.04.2017.| 10:25
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New toll booth Beograd opens near Vrcin – Capacity increased by 40%

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The new toll booth Beograd on the Belgrade-Nis highway at Vrcin, meant to replace the toll booth Bubanj Potok, was officially opened this morning.

The modern toll booth Beograd has 23 lanes and 22 traffic islands, whereas Bubanj Potok only has 12 lanes. The exit zone contains 14 lanes, whereas the entry zone contains six, as well as three reversible lanes. The planned capacity of the new toll booth will be up to 40% higher.

The new toll booth is a part of the project of moving the existing toll booth Bubank Potok due to the bypass route around Belgrade's crossing the Belgrade-Nis highway. The toll booth Bubanj Potok is soon to be demounted.

The value of the works is RSD 1.74 billion, VAT not included, and the contractors were Strabag, Vojvodinaput and PZP Zajecar. The subcontractors were the Mihajlo Pupin Institute, Srbijaautoput, Vika Projekt and Masinoprojekt Kopring.

The new toll booth also differs from Bubanj Potok by having the head office facility located on the overhead passage. The number of lanes featuring electronic toll collection has also been increased from nine to 20.

The toll booth also contains a passenger vehicle parking lot with 75 spaces, as well as a parking lot with 17 places for damaged vehicles. There's also the highway maintenance base with a head office building, a passenger vehicle garage, a warehouse, a car-wash and a truck garage.

A total of 70 HD cameras have been installed, of which 50 on the lane area and the remaining 20 in the road maintenance base zone.

In addition to standard signaling, special traffic signs have been implemented to direct traffic, i.e. LED info displays.

In line with the energy efficiency trend, the heating and cooling of the complex is carried out by fan coils, and the external lighting of the entire complex consists of LED lamps.

The new toll booth will have 131 employees on jobs of toll collection, security, money counting and technical service.

The opening was attended by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic.

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