Due to works on connecting the main road of Niš-Dimitrovgrad with newly-constructed E-80 motorway route, within temporarily established traffic regime, the left tube of Sarlah tunnel will be opened to two-way traffic on March 8, 2019, at 1:00 pm.

At the same time, Pirot (West) Interchange on the motorway will be opened to traffic, which will enable entrance to the Town of Pirot via the road 1 in the town industrial zone.

Connection between the Town of Pirot and E-80 motorway is ensured through Pirot (East) and Pirot (West) Interchanges, thus enabling unhindered traffic flow on the motorway section leading to Gradina border-crossing.

Opening to traffic of this motorway segment imposes permanent closing of temporary deviations before Sarlah tunnel and at "Blue Petrol" petrol station.