Tag: traffic
Macedonia 22.12.23 | 20:31

Major traffic jam in downtown Skopje

A horrific traffic jam developed in Skopje today, with honking from stuck cars heard across the downtown of the city in the afternoon rush hour. It took at least an hour to drive through the center, and many accidents happened as anxious motorists tried to cut in line. Public transport also collapsed,...

Macedonia 16.12.23 | 17:18

Snow disrupts traffic on the mountain roads

Due to falling snow, citizens are warned to avoid the Straza mountain pass on the road between Kicevo and Gostivar. The difficult section is a key part linking Skopje and Ohrid. Snow is falling in the mountains there since yesterday. Heavy vehicles are ordered not to use the road, but still this did...

Macedonia 29.11.23 | 08:45

Traffic alert: street closures in Skopje for the OSCE summi

During the OSCE Ministerial Council at Boris Trajkovski Arena in Skopje, street closures will be in effect from 1 pm on Nov. 29 until Nov. 30. The affected areas include: Ilinden Blvd., from Kliment Ohridski St. intersection to Ljubljanska St. intersection. September 8 Blvd., from Skupi St. intersection...

Macedonia 26.11.23 | 12:53

Most roads open for light vehicles

After the snow cut off traffic on several major roads yesterday afternoon, the situation this morning is somewhat improved. The Kicevo – Gostivar road is open for traffic, after the long delays at the Straza mountain pass yesterday. It was closed for trucks and other heavy vehicles until this morning,...

Macedonia 25.11.23 | 20:08

Heavy snow blocks major roads across Macedonia

Heavy snowfall blocked the road between Gostivar and Kicevo, cutting off a major road link between Skopje and Ohrid. Citizens who were caught up on the road shared photographs from the bad driving conditions, and how the local road crews completely failed at the task to maintain the road open, especially...

Macedonia 31.10.23 | 11:36

Mostly dry roads, part of Veles – Gradsko road closed for asphalt surfacing

Here are the current road conditions and construction updates in Macedonia: Nationwide, the road conditions are mostly dry, and there is moderate traffic outside urban areas. There are no reported delays at border crossings. The R1102 Veles and Gradsko regional road section between Dadi Kompani gas station...

Macedonia 26.10.23 | 10:05

Roads are primarily wet, and there are no reported delays at border crossings

Across the country, wet road conditions are prevalent, with moderate traffic outside urban areas, and no significant delays reported at border crossings. As of October 24, there is ongoing construction work on the R1301 road between Ohrid and Sv. Naum, with appropriate signage in place. On October 23,...

Macedonia 17.10.23 | 10:07

Current traffic conditions report dry roads and no delays at border crossings. Please drive safely and follow all traffic regulations

Here’s a summary of the current road conditions and construction work in North Macedonia: Road Conditions: Dry road conditions are reported nationwide with moderate traffic outside urban areas and no delays at border crossings. Skopje’s Belasica Bridge: Partly open to light traffic as of...

Macedonia 28.09.23 | 09:13

Skopje is experiencing unusual traffic conditions

In the central city area of Skopje today from 9:00 a.m. a special traffic control will be implemented due to the holding of a trade union protest. For those reasons, the Road Traffic Safety Unit will take measures for a special traffic conditions in the central city area of the City of Skopje. The Ministry...

Macedonia 10.08.23 | 19:20

Two killed, three badly injured on the notorious Gradsko – Prilep road

Two commuters were killed and three people badly injured in a double car crash on the Gradsko – Prilep road today. The accident happened early in the morning. First a Fiat van from Prilep collided with a Volkswagen Golf from Stip. After a while, as a Mercedes van from Sveti Nikole was trying to...

Macedonia 06.08.23 | 22:05

Long lines on the roads as tourists are coming home after the weekend

The end of the weekend brought long lines at the main border crossings and the paytoll stations, as tourists are returning to Skopje and other cities. A big problem has developed on the Kicevo – Gostivar road where traffic has slowed down for a dozen kilometers ahead of Gostivar, as motorists are...

Macedonia 20.05.23 | 11:16

Traffic gridlock in Skopje may last for months

Downtown Skopje, which is experiencing serious traffic jams after fire on the key “Belasica” bridge, will have additional issues today. City authorities waited until traffic is reduced on Saturday to close the “Dame Gruev” street, near the Parliament building, for paving. Cars...

Life 29.07.22 | 10:55

Up to 60-min wait at Tabanovce, 30-min wait at Bogorodica

Dry road conditions are reported across the country, with moderate traffic outside urban areas. People entering the country via the Tabanovce border crossing can expect to wait from 40 minutes up to an hour. People entering or exiting the country via the Bogorodica border crossing can expect to wait...

Macedonia 23.12.21 | 21:05

Traffic chaos expected in downtown Skopje tomorrow

EVN Macedonia announced that it will leave a number of important traffic intersections in the capital Skopje without power tomorrow, meaning that the traffic lights will be off. This will begin at 8 in the morning and last until 1530h, covering both the morning and the afternoon rush hour. Motorists...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 20:35

Huge afternoon gridlock in Skopje, Mayor Arsovska says it was caused by the Interior Ministry which turned the traffic lights off

Skopje Mayor Danela Arsovska is demanding answers from the Interior Ministry after the capital downtown suffered complete traffic gridlock this afternoon. Arsovska said that the situation was caused by an unannounced decision by the Interior Ministry to turn off traffic lights. This move caused chaos...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 10:14

Traffic disruption in downtown Skopje due to a biking event

A portion of downtown Skopje will be closed off today between 9h and 14h due to a bike event. Traffic will be diverted from near the Parliament building into alternative routes.

Macedonia 08.09.21 | 09:58

Road closures in downtown Skopje today

Large portion of downtown Skopje will be closed for traffic today, for the celebration marking Macedonia’s 30th Independence Day, but also for scheduled protests. Road closures are announced around the Government building, the Skenderbeg Square, the EU diplomatic mission and, extensively, around...

Macedonia 05.09.21 | 09:50

Independence Day rehearsal: Downtown Skopje will be closed for traffic

Parts of downtown Skopje will be closed off for traffic today, because of a rehearsal for the 30th anniversary of Macedonia’s independence. The closure begins in the morning, between 7:30 and 12:30 and resumes again in the afternoon, between 15:30 and 20h.  

Macedonia 21.07.21 | 09:24

Lines on the border crossings with Serbia and Greece

Long delays are reported on the E-75 highway, on the border crossings with Serbia and Greece. Motorists are forced to wait for up to 45 minutes to cross the borders. The heavy traffic is due to the summer vacation season in Greece.

Macedonia 20.07.21 | 20:14

Protest in Skopje’s Zhelezara after a tragic traffic accident

Citizens from Skopje’s Zhelezara district protested today to demand stricter upholding of traffic rules on their main street. A 45 year old woman was killed last week when a speeding driver in an Audi hit her, in what was one of three tragic accidents in the capital in a matter of weeks. Citizens...