The Cohesion Fund invests more than €173 million to build the Budimír-Bidovce section of Slovakia’s D1 motorway and a section of the R2-R4 expressway between the towns of Košické Oľšany and Hrašovík.

Works include four interchanges, one roundabout, 23 bridge structures and noise barriers. This EU-funded project should be completed in December and will improve the road network around Košice, a city in Southern Slovakia with 240.000 inhabitants, as well as ensure better connectivity between Slovakia and its neighbors on this part of the Trans-European Transport Network.

EU invests almost €3.5 billion in transport and energy networks in Slovakia under the 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy.