In Svrcinovec, a small town located at the intersection of the D3 Highway and National Road 11, the construction of an ecoduct may displace a small local Roma community.
The D3 highway, which connects the regional capital of North-West Slovakia, Zilina, with the Czech and Polish borders, has been under construction since the late 1990s with an aim to improve the road infrastructure of the E75 to accommodate higher density of traffic and to improve the living conditions of people in communities affected by increased traffic. The highway is planned to be completed in 2023. 
The mountain region crossed by the main roads has been recognized as an area of three biotopes and as a trans-regional migration route of animals, including four big predators. To prevent collisions with animals and to improve environmental protection, the National Motorway Company, responsible for construction and maintenance of motorways, prepared a project to construct a wildlife crossing, or ecoduct, in the vicinity of the D3 highway crossing with National Road 11. The construction is meant to connect two consequent forests, cross the populated valley and connect to the existing railway ecoduct. The construction work is believe to exceed 16 million Euro and is planned to start in the second half of 2020. 
The concerned house is surrounded by several huts, which are inhabited by 37 people . The affected house belongs to the family that inhabits it while the surrounding land is not privately owned. The construction company would be obliged to redeem the property at a price set by an expert. However, the owner of the house is already in debt and the settlement of huts around the house is illegal. Therefore, the current residents may not receive money from the sale of the house in order to acquire another house or another piece of land .
While the case attracted media coverage in spring 2019, no solution has been found since then and the future for the affected families is still unclear.