The Construction of the Sofia Ring Road from Trakia Motorway to Mladost District Begins
The construction of more than 6 km of Sofia Ring Road II-18 starts in the section from Tsarigradsko shose road junction to Mladost road junction. The investment is BGN 142.7 million with VAT provided by the state budget. Preparations for the actual construction work are underway.
The existing two-lane road will be reconstructed in 6-lane one with two local lanes. The new route will provide a link between the Struma and Trakia motorways, and will facilitate the transit traffic from Evropa Motorway and the connection with the border points with Turkey and Greece. According to the contract, the section should be ready by the end of 2021.
The beginning of the project section is at km 35, which is shortly after the end of the road junction at the intersection of Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd and Sofia Ring-Road. The end is at km 41, where the section will connect with the reconstructed in 2012 section of Sofia Ring Road. The section will be with two carriageways with 3 lanes in each direction or a total of 6 lanes, a central dividing strip, dividing strips between the local roads and the direct route, 2 local lanes and a sidewalks. The intersection of the Sofia Ring Road with the larger thoroughfares in the area will be done through 4 road junctions – Star Lozenski pat, Patriarch German, Samokovsko Shose, Mladost. Three pedestrian overpasses and bridges over the Iskar and Kalna rivers will be constructed. Reconstruction of the water supply system, sewerage and gas distribution networks is planned, as well as the relocation of engineering facilities, telecommunications and more.
The contractor of the construction works on the section of road II-18 from km 35 to km 41 is GBS - INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION AD. The price of the design contract and construction works: BGN 142 741 559,46 including VAT. The construction supervision is commissioned to Association SOP-IUG 2018, which includes: CONSULTING ENGINEERING GROUP OOD, IC CONSULENTEN ZIVILTECHNIKER OOD, IPSILON CONSULT EOOD, PS CONSULT EOOD and TRENCADIS EOOD. Their contract is for BGN 1 856 808,00 with VAT.