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Old February 23rd, 2014, 10:29 AM   #5961
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That would basically mean that the entire motorway will be completed around 2015? Or the segment between Chirpan - Dimitrovgrad is ahead?
Chirpan-Dimitrovgrad is still ahead of Dimitrovgrad-Harmanli, but works are going in a slower tempo right now. We hope that both lots will enter in service this year.

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A3 Struma motorway, lot 4 (Sandanski-Greek border)

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More in the Bulgarian section: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...79413&page=392
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 10:46 AM   #5962
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A3 Struma motorway, lot 4 (Sandanski-Greek border)
Were these pics currently taken? I thought this section should be opened in June 2014.

What's about the A4 section b/n Generalovo and Kapitan Andreevo. It was announced to be opened in February 2014, ain't it?
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 12:06 PM   #5963
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June 2014 is not possible IMO, but at least we finally can see active works by the contractor - the Greek company Actor. The pics are taken this week.

As for the A4 section at the Turkish border, it's ready, but it's not opened, because the border checkpoint is not completed yet. No recent info when that will happen.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 12:08 PM   #5964
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Google Earth has April 2013 imagery of the area:
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Old February 24th, 2014, 09:32 AM   #5965
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Nine bid to prepare concept design of tunnel under Shipka peak in Bulgaria

SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 21 (SeeNews) – Nine bidders have submitted proposals for an advanced concept design for a 3.2 kilometre (km) tunnel under the Balkan Range's Shipka peak near Gabrovo, central Bulgaria, the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) said on Friday.

Multinational tie-up Mosty, consisting of Poland’s Mosty Katowice and its Bulgarian subsidiary Mosty Bulgaria, has filed the lowest bid of 104,000 levs ($73,000/53,000 euro), RIA said in a press release.

Bids for the design of the tunnel range between 104,000 levs and 295,000 levs, RIA added.

The winner of the tender has to determine the optimal length of the tunnel under Shipka peak in regard to technical and economic parameters.
The 150 million euro tunnel is part of a project for the construction of a road bypassing the town of Gabrovo. The first phase of the project was launched in May last year and is being carried out by a consortium, consisting of local companies Hidrostroy, Patni Stroezhi – Veliko Tarnovo and Patinzheneringstroy. It involves building a 23.3-kilometre (km) road section, estimated at 92.9 million levs, RIA said last year.

The project is co-financed under the EU Cohesion Fund and operational programme Transport 2007-2013.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgarian levs)
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Old February 27th, 2014, 01:27 PM   #5966
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SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 25 (SeeNews) – Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) said on Tuesday it has opened a tender for the reconstruction of 32-kilometre sections of Trakia motorway, estimated at 30 million euro ($41.2 million).

The two sections are located between Sofia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s two largest cities, a press release published on RIA's website showed.

The winner has to complete the upgrade within 18 months after signing an agreement. Bids must be filed by April 7.

RIA also plans to invite bids for the upgrade of another 14 kilometres of Trakia motorway near Plovdiv. The project will be co-financed by the European Investment Bank and the state budget.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #5967
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Struma motorway A3 Dupnitsa - Blagoevgrad:


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За период от 16 дни се вижда разлика по лот 2, а ако продължава да е добро времето може по метода на концентричните кръгове да прибавям и наслагвам още снимки за по-лесно различаване. По лот4 и в Гърция е било облачно за съжаление.

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Old March 8th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #5968
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What's the status of the first stage of the bypass of Vratsa? API says the contract deadline is 360 days after March 2013, so basically this month.

http://www.api.bg/index.php/bg/proek...ca-pt-i-1-e79/
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Old March 8th, 2014, 09:27 PM   #5969
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These are the latest pics we got, taken some 20 days ago.
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АПИ - Обходен път на град Враца - 18.02.2014 г.

След октомври месец ново инфо от АПИ чак сега. Ще се опитам да дам и инфо за мястото на снимките. Ако видите, че някъде съм сбъркал - смело ме поправяйте



Зона А в участъка между кръговото при път Враца-Оряхово и пресичането с път Враца-Криводол




Големия изкоп преди ПВ"Тромпет" е почти готов (между камиона и багера се вижда моста на е79)




Големия изкоп преди ПВ"Тромпет". В ляво се вижда влизането откъм Враца. Направо от под моста се идва откъм Монтана и ДМ2.




ПВ"Тромпет" - изкоп на излаза в посока към Монтана




Зона А в участъка между кръговото при път Враца-Оряхово и пресичането с път Враца-Криводол




Зона А в участъка между кръговото при път Враца-Оряхово и пресичането с път Враца-Криводол
The term probably counts from the issue of the construction permit, which according to API happened on 24.04.2013, so the deadline must be in April.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #5970
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What sections of a motorways in Bulgaria will be opened for traffic ?
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Old March 14th, 2014, 11:59 AM   #5971
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What sections of a motorways in Bulgaria will be opened for traffic ?
A0 (Sofia ring, western part) - 5 km
A3 (Sandasnki - Kulata (GR)) - 15 km
A4 (all missing parts) - 78 km

TOTAL 2014 - 98 km
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Old March 14th, 2014, 12:15 PM   #5972
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A0 (Sofia ring, western part) - 5 km
A3 (Sandasnki - Kulata (GR)) - 15 km
A4 (all missing parts) - 78 km

TOTAL 2014 - 98 km
That is a lot of new motorways.It's going to be great once when country's in eastern Europe finish their motorway projects.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 09:38 PM   #5973
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to say it in other words, it will be great when Bulgaria, after completition of A4, constructs Sofia - Kalotina motorway and connect to soon-to-be motorway from Nis to Gradina. Having full profile motorway link from Istanbul to anywhere in western Europe sounds fantastic to me
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Old March 14th, 2014, 11:58 PM   #5974
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What is happening with Sofia-Kalotina motorway ? Is it building or not?
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to say it in other words, it will be great when Bulgaria, after completition of A4, constructs Sofia - Kalotina motorway and connect to soon-to-be motorway from Nis to Gradina. Having full profile motorway link from Istanbul to anywhere in western Europe sounds fantastic to me
Well, the government (which can not be trusted because they said that the A7 Kalotina-Sofia motorway will be finished by 2015) now promises that construction of A7 should start next year. The project is finished, it will be financed by the financial instrument Connected Europe instead from the OP Transport.

However at least one good news on the Belgrade-Sofia-Istanbul route is that the contract for the construction of the Northern bypass of Sofia, which connects all 4 motorways entering into the capital is signed and work should start very, very soon. The Northern part of the ring is app. 17km long and will have 3 driving lanes in each direction plus the emergency lanes. Should be put into service at the end of 2015 and will significantly ease traveling in and around the capital, as well as avoid the horrible northern part of today's ring of Sofia.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 02:40 PM   #5976
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are you refering to northern tangent road, which is, according to what I saw on SSC, somehow not going along current ring road but cuts it as tangent, passing closer to the city?
and yes, northern ring road is one of the worst roads Ive passed through on bike, to be worse, right after raining. Wondering how many motorbikes had serious accidents there.
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are you refering to northern tangent road, which is, according to what I saw on SSC, somehow not going along current ring road but cuts it as tangent, passing closer to the city?
Yes. It can be seen on the map bellow. The yellow section.
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A0 (Sofia ring, western part) - 5 km
I've never heard about A0 numbering!? I thought the western ring does not have motorway standard b/c it is not grade-separated .
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Old March 15th, 2014, 11:02 PM   #5979
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It will become grade-separated after the upgrade. Part of the western arc will provide 2x(3+2) lanes, but it will not gain a motorway status. More likely it will become an urban highway with a speed limit of 80 or 90 km/h. A0 signing for the western arc along with the northern tangent and with the eastern arc is desired by the forumers (including myself ), but it's not an official one.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 11:36 AM   #5980
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A0 signing for the western arc along with the northern tangent and with the eastern arc is desired by the forumers (including myself ), but it's not an official one.
So the A1 numbering of the northern bypass is also just a desire (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=111440978&postcount=5952), isn't it?

I think I should add the western bypass to my list. Could you (or someone else) provide all required data?
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