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RIA has launched a public procurement procedure for the construction of the last 16.5 km of the Europe motorway between Slivnitsa and Sofia

26.02.2021 12:38

AM_Evropa.jpgThe Road Infrastructure Agency has launched a public tender for the construction of the last 16.5-kilometer section of the Europe motorway between Slivnitsa and the connection with the Northern Speed ​​Tangent. Candidates can submit bids until April 8 this year.

 


 

 

The construction of the route of the future Europe motorway between the Kalotina border checkpoint and the Sofia Ring Road is divided into three sections. The construction of the first two sections - from the Kalotina border checkpoint to Dragoman and from Dragoman to Slivnitsa, includes modernization of the existing first-class road I-8 Kalotina - Sofia. The 14.5-kilometer section from the Kalotina border checkpoint to Dragoman is currently under construction, and a 17-kilometer section from Dragoman to Slivnitsa is ready.

The third 16.5 km section of the highway will pass along an entirely new route. It will start at the village of Hrabarsko - at the 32nd km, will pass on new terrain north of Bozhurishte, between the villages of Voluyak and Mramor and will flow into the Northern Speed ​​Tangent at the road junction with the Sofia Ring Road - at the 48th km. The route will have a gauge of 27 m - two lanes for traffic and an emergency lane in each direction. There will be 10 large facilities in the section, of which 7 subways, including railway underpass on the line Sofia - Dragoman, 2 bridges and one viaduct. Two road junctions will be built. The future Kostinbrod road junction will connect the Europe motorway with the second-class road II-81 Sofia-Kostinbrod and the village of Voluyak, and Mramor road junction will provide a connection between the village of Mramor and Kalotina, the Sofia Ring Road and the Northern Speed ​​Tangent. Road connections will be built at Hrabarsko road junction where the motorway route crosses the first-class road I-8 Slivnitsa - Sofia, as well as at the crossing with the municipal road SFO1400 in the direction of Kostinbrod.

The project is funded under the Operational Program Transport and Transport Infrastructure 2014-2020.

The direction Sofia - Kalotina border checkpoint is part of the main Trans-European transport network. The section is a hub for the traffic flows in the west - east direction. The section connects with the Orient / Eastern Mediterranean Trans-European Transport Corridor. By a decision of the Council of Ministers of December 27, 2018, part of the route of the road I-8 Kalotina-Sofia was categorized as the Europe motorway /A-6/, with a total length of 65.4 km. It includes the route between Kalotina and Sofia with a length of 48.9 km and the Northern Speed ​​Tangent /16.5 km/.