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Old July 31st, 2013, 11:04 AM   #5661
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More likely in 2015.

The route of A2 probably will look like this one, but a feasibility study will decide the final route.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 07:42 PM   #5662
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Officially the construction of Lot 2 of A3 Dupnitza - Blagoevgrad started today! The lenght of the lot is 37 km, construction should be completed for 22 months, where the first 2 km together with the remaining strech of Lot 1 will be put into operation in the beginning of the next year.

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Old August 1st, 2013, 09:05 AM   #5663
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A1 Trakia motorway will see renovation works on the old sections, some of which are in a really bad condition as you can see in this video.

This year works will begin on 2 viaducts, and for the next year 70 M euro EIB loan is secured for a renovation of 64 km b/n Sofia and Stara Zagora.
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Old August 16th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #5664
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Important 8.4 km section of A2 Hemus motorway b/n Sofia ring road and Yana I/C will open to traffic on 19 August.
http://www.api.bg/index.php/bg/presc...o-po-noviya-a/
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Old August 19th, 2013, 09:30 AM   #5665
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The future motorway conection of A 6 with Hemus motorway will be an upgrade of the existing western part of ring road, or will be an outer new alingnment?
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Old August 19th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #5666
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The western arc of the ring road will be upgraded up to the future interchange with the future Northern Bypass motorway (aka Northern Speed Tangent), which will be built instead of upgrading the northern arc of the ring road.

Upgrade of 3 km of western arc of the ring road with the beginning of A6 Lyulin motorway in the background (pics by kraxx):



More pics: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...88547&page=403
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Old August 19th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #5667
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Let's start a thread about Bulgarian motorways and other highways.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 12:56 PM   #5668
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Tragedy with 3 dead and several injured just before the opening of the A2 section b/n Sofia ring road and Yana.
http://www.focus-fen.net/?id=n313058
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Old August 19th, 2013, 02:34 PM   #5669
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Hemus Motorway connection to Bulgaria’s capital officially opened
19 August 2013 | 14:26 | FOCUS News Agency

Sofia. Road section connecting the Hemus Motorway and the capital city Sofia at the railway station in the village of Yana was officially opened on Monday, August 19, the press office of the National Infrastructure Agency announced.
The total length of the road section is 8.46 kilometres.

The project was co-financed by the Cohesion Fund of the European Union and the state budget through the OP Transport 2007-2013. It is part of the Transit Corridor No IV.
http://www.focus-fen.net/?id=n313073
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Old August 19th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #5670
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A small part of A4 near Haskovo is captured on June 2013 imagery on Google Earth. Works are not very advanced yet.

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Old August 19th, 2013, 05:14 PM   #5671
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Tnx. Both lot 1 and lot 2 of A4 are in huge delays. The construction works on lot 1 (Orizovo-Dimitrovgrad) have stopped.

At lot 2 (Dimitrovgrad-Harmanli) the situation looks better:


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Old August 20th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #5672
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And probably the last update of our motorway statistic in Bulgaria for 2013. Short, but very important section of A2 Hemus between Sofia Ring Road and Gorni Bogrov village was opened at 19.08.2013. In 2013 Bulgarian gain some 69.5km. of new motorways.

Here is the stat:

19.08.2013
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The length of the motorways in Bulgaria is as follows:

Trakiya (A1)
The entire motorway is finished 360km.

Hemus (A2)
There are two parts:
Sofia Ring Road – Yablanitsa 78 km.
Shumen – Varna 83 km.
Total: 161 km.

Struma (A3)
One section from Pernik to Dupnitsa North intersection.
34 km.

Maritsa (A4)
There are two parts:
Plodovitovo intersection - Road II-66 5,000km.
Harmanli - Svilengrad (from km.72+940 till km 99+820 & from km. 108+510 till km 111+980) ~30km.
Total: 35 km.

The first 2,320 km. of Maritsa are common with Trakiya motorway.

Cherno more (A5)
One section near Varna.
8 km.

Liylin (A6)
The entire motorway is finished 19km.

Оverall
615км.


The Motorway sections under construction in Bulgaria are:

Struma motorway (A3):
Two sections
LOT 2 from Dupnitsa to Blagoewgrad 37,0km.
LOT 4 from Sandanski to Kulata (Greek border) 15,0km.
All under construction at Struma 52km.

Maritsa motorway (A4):
Four sections:
From Chirpan to Dimitrovgrad 31.4km. (from km5+000 till km36+400)
From Dimitrovgrad to Harmanli 34.22km. (from km36+400 till km 70+620)
Svilengrad bypass (south lane) 8.910km. (from km. 89+600 till km. 108+510)
From Generalovo till Turkish border 5,365km. (from km111+980 till km117+345,10).
All under construction at Maritsa 79,895km.

Overall under construction:
131.895km.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:16 AM   #5673
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tanashubav, please add A2 Hemus part to Belokopitovo which is U/C.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 10:02 AM   #5674
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Updated wikipedia map:
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:13 AM   #5675
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Hi,

In the next few weeks I have to drive from Ruse to Svilengrad. Can anyone please tell me what's the condition of road 55 between Gurkovo - Nova Zagora - Svilengrad?
I remember that two years ago I took the same route and it was a disaster with parts of the road without asphalt where you couldn't drive with more than 5 km/h. However I cannot remember exactly which was the section to be avoided. Is this still the case or the road 55 was finished?

What I'm trying to figure out is wether I should take road 55 Gurkovo - Nova Zagora - Svilengrad or Gurkovo - Yagoda - Stara Zagora - Opan - Harmanli - Svilengrad.

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Old August 22nd, 2013, 11:19 AM   #5676
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Is the Eastern Sofia ring road b/n A2 and A1 really signed as a motorway? Which numbering?
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:10 PM   #5677
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Actually it is not signed as a motorway, though it has 2x3+1 lanes (except a missing bridge at Kazichane) and is grade separated. Maybe I'll have to remove it in the next edit.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 07:09 PM   #5678
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Hi,

In the next few weeks I have to drive from Ruse to Svilengrad. Can anyone please tell me what's the condition of road 55 between Gurkovo - Nova Zagora - Svilengrad?
I remember that two years ago I took the same route and it was a disaster with parts of the road without asphalt where you couldn't drive with more than 5 km/h. However I cannot remember exactly which was the section to be avoided. Is this still the case or the road 55 was finished?

What I'm trying to figure out is wether I should take road 55 Gurkovo - Nova Zagora - Svilengrad or Gurkovo - Yagoda - Stara Zagora - Opan - Harmanli - Svilengrad.

Thanks.
Here a map created by regular users for road condition in BG - http://www.roads-bg.eu/?zoom=11&lat=...rs=0TB&lang=en As it seems there are still parts of the road in bad condition.
PS. Green means - good road, orange - small bumps/holes, red - bad condition.

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Old August 23rd, 2013, 07:40 PM   #5679
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Some photos showing the progress of the west part of the Sofia ring road, made by myself.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 09:31 PM   #5680
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Hi,

In the next few weeks I have to drive from Ruse to Svilengrad. Can anyone please tell me what's the condition of road 55 between Gurkovo - Nova Zagora - Svilengrad?
I remember that two years ago I took the same route and it was a disaster with parts of the road without asphalt where you couldn't drive with more than 5 km/h. However I cannot remember exactly which was the section to be avoided. Is this still the case or the road 55 was finished?

What I'm trying to figure out is wether I should take road 55 Gurkovo - Nova Zagora - Svilengrad or Gurkovo - Yagoda - Stara Zagora - Opan - Harmanli - Svilengrad.

Thanks.
Hey razvant,
I did the same route couple of weeks ago. I took the route Veliko > Gurkovo then turned right towards Kazanluk > Yagoda > Stara Zagora > Sredets where I turned left towards Harmanli and then Svilengrad. Can confim that all the route I mentioned above is in good driving condition.
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