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D59 is a state road connecting the city of Knin with D8 state road near Pirovac.

D59 state road shield

D59 state road
Route information
Length53.6 km (33.3 mi)
Major junctions
FromDržavna cesta D1.svg D1 just west of Knin
 Državna cesta D56.svg D56 in Bribirske Mostine
Motorway-A1-Hex-Green.svg A1 at the Pirovac interchange
Državna cesta D27.svg D27 near Putičanje
ToDržavna cesta D8.svg D8 and
Državna cesta D121.svg D121 near Pirovac
CountiesZadar, Šibenik-Knin
Major citiesKnin, Pirovac
Highway system
State roads in Croatia
Knin, at the northern terminus of D59

The road also serves as a connecting road to the A1 motorway as it is connected to Pirovac interchange via a short connector road.[1] The northern terminus of the road is located immediately to the west of Knin, and the road is normally considered to run to the city itself. Likewise, the southern terminus is immediately to the south of Pirovac. The intersection with D8 state road, where D59 terminates, also represents the northern terminus of D121 state road to Murter. The road is 53.6 km (33.3 mi) long.[2]

The road, as well as all other state roads in Croatia, is managed and maintained by Hrvatske ceste, a state-owned company.[3]

Traffic volumeEdit

Traffic is regularly counted and reported by Hrvatske ceste, operator of the road.[4] Substantial variations between annual (AADT) and summer (ASDT) traffic volumes are attributed to the fact that the road serves as a connection to A1 motorway and it carries substantial tourist traffic.

D59 traffic volume
Road Counting site AADT ASDT Notes
  D59 5006 Radučić east 1,184 1,839 Adjacent to Ž6054 junction.
  D59 5302 Kistanje 1,177 1,904 Adjacent to Ž6074 junction.
  D59 5319 Čista Mala south 1,921 3,892 Between Ž6071 and D27 junctions.

Road junctions and populated areasEdit

D59 junctions/populated areas
Type Slip roads/Notes
    D1 to Knin (to the east) and to Gračac (to the west).
  L65008 to Oćestovo
Ž6054 to Mokro Polje
  Ž6055 to Oklaj
  L65005 to Ivoševci
  Ž6074 to Varivode
Ž6070 to Dobropoljci
  Bribirske Mostine
  D56 westwards to Žažvić and Benkovac
  D56 eastwards to Piramatovci and Skradin

D56 and D59 form two junctions, 300 m (980 ft) apart, and on this short section they are concurrent.

  As of 2008, there is 3 km (1.9 mi) of gravel road between the southern intersection in Bribirske Mostine and the northern entrance to Krković
Alternate routes via L65018/L65017 Žažvić/Međare/Cicvare or via Ž6073 Piramatovci
    A1 in Pirovac interchange reached via a short connector road.
  Ž6071 to Čista Mala and Gaćelezi
    D27 to Grabovci (to the east) and to Stankovci (to the west).
  Dubrava kod Tisna
    D8 to Vodice (to the east) and to Pirovac (to the west).
  D121 to Tisno and Murter.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Regulation on motorway markings, chainage, interchange/exit/rest area numbers and names". Narodne novine (in Croatian). April 24, 2003. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Decision on categorization of public roads as state roads, county roads and local roads". Narodne novine (in Croatian). February 17, 2010.
  3. ^ "Public Roads Act". Narodne novine (in Croatian). December 14, 2004.
  4. ^ "Traffic counting on the roadways of Croatia in 2009 - digest" (PDF). Hrvatske ceste. May 1, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 21, 2011.