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Traffic Sets off Tomorrow in a 2.5-km Section of the Direct Route of Sofia Ring Road’s Southern Arc from the Link with Trakia Motorway to the German Road Junction

31.10.2020 12:24

Yujna_daga_31.10_1.jpgTomorrow - November 1st, to facilitate traffic in winter, traffic is released in a 2.5-km section of the direct route of the Southern Arc of Sofia Ring Road from the link with Trakia Motorway to the German road junction. The section is part of the reconstruction of a 6-km section of the Ring Road between Mladost Residential District and Trakia Motorway. The aim is to facilitate traffic in the upcoming winter months and to increase it. Traffic is released with temporary organisation, temporary road marking and next year the on-site work will continue with the laying of the last asphalt layer and the completion of all finishing works.


 



In the 2.5-km section, traffic will be in 3 lanes in each direction, and local lanes will be used at the Lozen road junction.

With the expansion of more than 6 km of Sofia Ring Road in the section from Tsarigradsko Shose road junction to the Mladost road junction, which started in October last year, the existing two-lane road will be reconstructed into a 6-lane road with a separating strip in the middle, separating 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 motorways facilitate transit traffic from the Europa Motorway and the connection with the border crossing points with Turkey and Greece. The amount of the investment is BGN 142.7 million, VAT incl., and it is provided by the state budget.

The progress of the project is in accordance with the agreed schedule, with 65% of envisaged activities being implemented so far. Pursuant to the contract, the 6-km section should be ready by the end of 2021, but with the rate the builders are working, the site is expected to be completed earlier.

Work in the section is ongoing and chauffeurs must drive carefully and strictly observe road signals and speed limit as they pass through a section with construction works in progress.