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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #4121
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Part 2:





Temporary intersection between the widened parts and the 1+1








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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #4122
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Part 3:

Road goes temporary into the locals, while the main part is being constructed on a bridge








Roundabout with road to Bistritsa




Then traffic goes temporarilly in the southern main+local
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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #4123
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Part 4:

Future junction road for cabin-lift to Vitosha (left) and new road to some districts










Junction with road to Simeonovo (left) and Studentski grad (right)


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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #4124
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Passing under roundabout junction to Dragalevtsi road








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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #4125
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Going right through the disproportional cloverleaf intersection with Bulgaria boulevard toward center




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Old February 18th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #4126
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Update from the official site of the construction of Danube bridge 2 Vidin-Calafat (pictures are from recent weeks):

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Изглед към стълб РВ9
View to pier PB9


Изглед към моста в плавателната част на реката
View to the bridge in the navigable part of the river


Изглед към моста в неплавателния участък на Дунав
View to the bridge in the non-navigable part of Danube


Изглед към стълб РВ9
View to pier PB9


Изглед към моста в неплавателния участък на Дунав
View to the bridge in the non-navigable part of the Danube


Защитни елементи за моста, подготвени за транспортиране
Anti-ship-collision protecting elements, ready for transportation


Големи сегменти за връхната конструкция на моста, подготвени за транспортиране
Large segments for the main structure of the bridge, ready for transportation
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Old February 26th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #4127
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Our fellow forumer krasen has spent time and effort to sum up road strategy of the ruling party when they came into power and their current plan:
Two years ago:


Current plan:


Yellow - Motorways 140kmh
Blue - Expresways 120kmh 2x2x3,5m /no emergency lanes/ grade separated multilevel junctions emergency stops every ~1km
Red - first class roads 90kmh 2x3,75m or 2x3,5m

Small correction: the road Kardzhali - GR border will be 2x3,5m

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Old February 26th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #4128
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Our state television makes regular reports about projects, financed by "OP Transport". In this episode, devoted to expressways, it's stated that Sofia -Kalotina/SRB border/ road is used by 20 000!!! cars and 3 000!!! lorries a day.

These figures are quite high, IMHO. AFAIK, the border has an AADT of around 5-10k, so these numbers might be real only up to Dragoman but no further. Or are true in summer "gasterbait" time.

Anyway this road is planned as an expressway and should be built in this period of OP Transport 2007-2013.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #4129
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Our fellow forumer krasen has spent time and effort to sum up road strategy of the ruling party when they came into power and their current plan....
It seems that the only change is that a few sections previously planned to be motorways are now planned to be expressways. I hope they will be built in such a way that they can easily be upgraded later.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 09:48 PM   #4130
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It seems that the only change is that a few sections previously planned to be motorways are now planned to be expressways. I hope they will be built in such a way that they can easily be upgraded later.
That's what they say officially. Unfortunately we haven't seen a single technical plan to judge ourselves.

I personally keep my expectations low since on ministry council, when expressways were introduced for approval, were mentioned sharp turns and danegerous sections and due to the fact that many officials keep on declaring that the only difference is the absence of emergency lane, which we all know is not true.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #4131
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That is a pic from the Bulgarian forum of E-79 at Dolna Dykania. Looking at the asphalt and markings and considering the extreme winter we had this year it seems this road will never age. the asphalt looks like it is a week old.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #4132
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Here's a map about A6 Struma about tenders and expected schedules, unfortunately only in Bulgarian, so I had to translate:


Dragichevo <-> Dolna Dikanya 19km - built since 2007

Dolna Dikanya <-> Dupnitsa 16.7 km - u/c
Contractor: Consortium "Struma 1" (Impreza, Glavbolgarstroy Infrastructural Constructions and Patstroy 92)
Price of contract: 58,5 mln leva = 29,96 mln euro
Scheduled completion: October 2013

Dupnitsa <-> Blagoevgrad 37 km announced tender
Procedures for choosing contractor started
Expected price about 200 mln leva = about 102,25 mln euro
Expected schedule for completion: Summer 2014

Blagoevgrad <-> Sandanski 64.5 km
Expected price about 1,4 bln leva = 700 mln euro (due to long tunnels under Natura2000 protected areas and natural reserves)
After 2014 (for projects, tenders and later starting construction)

Sandanski - border-crossing Kulata 15 km - construction to start shortly
Tender won by Aktor, Contract to be signed in March 2012 after appeals have been already rejected by court
Price by contract: 55.9 mln leva = 28.58 mln euro
Scheduled completion: Spring of 2014
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Old February 27th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #4133
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That is a pic from the Bulgarian forum of E-79 at Dolna Dykania. Looking at the asphalt and markings and considering the extreme winter we had this year it seems this road will never age. the asphalt looks like it is a week old.
how old is that road? if it's less than 10 years old I don't see anything unusual. Older roads have problems after extreme winters because they become weaker and get damaged more easily than newer roads.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:16 PM   #4134
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it is 7 years old.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #4135
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Some new photos from the official site of the construction of Danube bridge 2 Vidin-Calafat:
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27 February 2011



Транспортиране на готов сегмент до депото
Transportation of a segment to the site


Кофражни работи на пистата за производство на сегменти
Shuttering works at the stand for segment production


Армиране на скелет за голям сегмент за връхната конструкция на моста
Reinforcement of a framework of a big segment for the bridge superstructure


Геодезически проверки на кофражната форма за произвоство на сегменти
Geodesic measuring of the shuttering frame for segment production


Изглед към моста
View of the Bridge


Декофриране дъното на връхната конструкция на жп естакадата към моста
Stripping of the lower part of the superstructure of the railway approach to the Bridge


Обработка на бетоновата повърхност при връзката на жп естакадата с моста
Treatment of the concrete surface right at the place where the railway approach and the bridge are connected


Подготовка на връхната конструкция на моста за работа при зимни условия
Preparation of the Bridge superstructure for works in winter conditions


Подготовка на връхната конструкция на моста за работа при зимни условия
Preparation of the Bridge superstructure for works in winter conditions
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Old March 5th, 2012, 10:46 AM   #4136
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Снимки - магистрала Тракия , пътен възел Ямбол север до село Хаджидимитрово
Pictures -construction of Trakiya highway, raod junction Yambol north




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Old March 6th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #4137
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Typical bulgarian road. They know how to design roads to look great. Always those eye catching signs and the dark grey asphalt with a light brown touch.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #4138
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Google has updated Maps/Earth satellite images and now A5 Lyulin and A6 Struma (LOT 0 Daskalovo-Dolna Dikanya) are completely visible with date of image 18.08.2011.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4139
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When is the Maritsa Highway A3 completed ?
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Old March 10th, 2012, 12:21 AM   #4140
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"Black sea Highway"-mentioned in a few websites today.!
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