BELGRADE (Serbia), February 1 (SeeNews) - Serbia has opened for traffic an 11.5 km long section of the Milos Veliki motorway that is expected to significantly reduce traffic jams in the city of Cacak, in the country's central part, the government said.
The motorway section stretches from the Preljina village near Cacak to Pakovrace village, the government said in a statement on Sunday.
The newly-opened section will redirect transit traffic from Cacak to the bypass around the city, prime minister Ana Brnabic said at the opening ceremony.
The construction of the remaining 30.9 km of the motorway, from Preljina to Pozega, will be finalized by the end of the year.
The main contractor for the 450 million euro ($506.9 million) section to Pozega is China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).
The Milos Veliki motorway will connect Belgrade to Montenegro. Its total length will be 258 km upon completion, the cabinet said.
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