From Today until September 10th, the Traffic of a Section of the Sofia Ring Road between the Mladost and Gorublyane Residential Quarters will be Halted to Build a New Overpass
As of noon today, the traffic on the southern arc of the Sofia Ring Road (SOP) will be restricted in the section between Gorublyane and Mladost road nodes. Due to the construction of a new overpass at 40 km from the SOP, traffic will be halted in both directions, while the transit vehicles will be diverted from the Struma, Trakia and Hemus motorways to the North Speed Tangent. Local traffic will be able to use Aleksandar Malinov blvd. and Tsarigradsko Shose blvd., as well as Samokovsko Shose in Gorublyane residential quarter and Eng. Georgi Belov str., which connect Gorublyane residential quarter and Mladost residential quarter.
The section will be closed until September 10th. The plan is to demolish the overpass at 40 km and build a new modern facility. The facility was built more than 40 years ago and has not been majorly renovated, it is not fit and is dangerous. Closing the section will create difficulties and inconvenience for the residents and guests of Sofia, however this is the only way to build modern, comfortable and safe capital infrastructure.
With the expansion of more than 6 km from the Sofia Ring Road in the section from Tsarigradsko Shose road node to the Mladost road node, which started in October last year, the existing two-lane road will be reconstructed into a 6-lane with a medium separation strip, separation strips between the local lanes and the direct route, 2 local lanes and sidewalks. The new route will provide a link between the Struma and Trakia highways, facilitate transit traffic from the Europa highway and the connection with border crossing points with Turkey and Greece. The investment is for BGN 142.7 million including VAT and is from the Republican budget.