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The traffic of heavy-duty trucks, exceeding 12 tonnes, through the Pass of the Republic shall be stopped from 20 September to 15 November 2017. During the repair works the traffic shall be rerouted through the Kotlen Pass

15.09.2017 18:23

Prohod_Republika_EN.jpgThe traffic of heavy-duty road vehicles, exceeding 12 tonnes, through the Pass of the Republic – Road II-55 Veliko Tarnovo - Gurkovo, shall be stopped from 20 September to 15 November 2017. The section of the second-class road, passing through the town of Gurkovo (from km 56 + 920 to km 58 + 820) shall be repaired. The purpose of the ongoing activities is to enhance traffic safety during the forthcoming winter season, as the Pass of the Republic is the main road connection for heavy traffic between the Northern and Southern parts of Bulgaria.


 


During the repair works, heavy-duty trucks, exceeding 12 tonnes, shall be deviated through the Kotlen Pass using the following bypass route:

  • from Northern to Southern Bulgaria the route will be: Veliko Tarnovo – Road I-4  – Omurtag – Road II-48 /the Kotlen Pass/ – “Petolachkata” – Road I-6 /the Sub-Balkan road (Podbalkanski)/;
  • from Southern to Northern Bulgaria the route will be: Road I-6 /the Sub-Balkan Road / – “Petolachkata” – Road II-48 /the Kotlen Pass/ – Omurtag –  Road I-4 – Veliko Tarnovo.

Another option for the passage of heavy road vehicles, exceeding 12 tonnes, shall be through the Rishki Pass – Road II-73 from the town of Shumen to the town of Karnobat.

Vehicles of total weight less than 12 tonnes shall be allowed through the Pass of the Republic. The installed traffic signs and the following temporary traffic organization need to be observed:

  • the traffic of vehicles, travelling from Northern to Southern Bulgaria, will pass along Road II-55 /the Pass of the Republic/, after which they will be rerouted along the municipal road Dimovtsi – Nikolaevo to the intersection with Road I-6 Sofia – Bourgas /the Sub-Balkan Road/;
  • the traffic of vehicles, travelling from Southern to Northern Bulgaria, will pass along the street network of the town of Gurkovo and continue along Road II-55 / the Pass of the Republic /.

The traffic of light vehicles through the Pass of the Republic will not be limited.