Vesic added that the new tunnel – a natural extension of the new Sava bridge, would enable a quick connection with the old part of the city and unload the downtown traffic by 11 to 14%, while also relieving the traffic on Branko's Bridge. The development of the traffic routes down the Vladimira Popovica Street and the Zemun Road, which should take in the traffic from the new Sava bridge, will be carried out simultaneously. He added that, in addition to these big projects, Belgrade was looking at another two big projects.
– The first one is the construction of the tunnel through the Topcider Hill, on the Rakovica side of the Ada Bridge, as well as the construction of a new bridge on Ada Huja
. These big projects will enable the completion of the inner and the outer ring-road, which will, together with the bypass route around Belgrade, currently being built, and the future subway, create the conditions for making the city as functional as other major cities in Europe and the world when it comes to traffic – Vesic concluded.
The director executive of the Belgrade Land Development Public Agency, Radomir Vujadin, pointed out that the laying down of the tram tracks was the biggest infrastructural project carried out in the capital of Serbia at the moment.
He announced the opening of the public procurement procedure for the reconstruction of the Karadjordjeva Street with the Sava Plato, from Branko's Bridge to Beton Hala, which has been estimated at RSD 885 million, in the next ten days. He also announced that the tender for the reconstruction of the Republic Square, estimated at around RSD 360 million, would open fairly soon.