It will connect Dubrovnik with the rest of the country and allow north-south travellers to avoid going through Bosnia.
Body of water between the Italian Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula
The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkans. The Adriatic is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, extending from the Strait of Otranto to the northwest and the Po Valley. The countries with coasts on the Adriatic are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia.