Debeli Brijeg Tunnel

Boring of the tunnel on Peljesac Bridge project begin

In April 2020 workers of the Strabag company began boring the main tube of the 2,467-metre-long Debeli Brijeg tunnel, which is part of the second section of an access road to the Peljesac Bridge.

The section is 12.1 km long and Strabag is building 10.46 km of the route. The rest will be built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).

The Debeli Brijeg tunnel has one main and one maintenance tube (see below image).

Construction on that section of the access road also envisages the Kamenice tunnel (499 m), the Doli viaduct (156 m), and two bridges, one of 488 m length and one of 80 m length.

The South Dalmatia Road Connectivity project, which encompasses the construction of the Peljesac Bridge with access roads and the Ston ring road, is in full swing, its length totals 32 km and it runs from Duboka to Doli.


The project would bypass the Neum Corridor, which gives Bosnia and Herzegovina access to the sea.

Debeli Brijeg Tunnel animation screenshot by Hrvatske Ceste @ Peljesac Bridge

In December 2020, it was the breakthrough of the Debeli Brijeg tunnel. The works started on April the 7th 2020. It took just 8 and 1/2 months to complete the breakthrough.