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Old July 6th, 2015, 01:25 PM   #6561
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A3 Struma motorway, lot 2 (Dupnitsa-Blagoevgrad)
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border b/n lots 1 & 2




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Old July 6th, 2015, 01:48 PM   #6562
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@Dupnitsa-south I/C and the viaduct north of it






south of the I/C


above the tunnel, towards south


towards north


end of lot 1, rest area and viaduct

tnx to momchilg &Dragger
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Old July 6th, 2015, 07:42 PM   #6563
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Another viaduct, over Struma river & railway track
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4K видео на виадукта над р. Струма за почитателите на видеата.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 09:01 PM   #6564
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A2 Hemus motorway. The deadline for the stretch at Shumen has been еxtended with 25 more days, meaning that now it has to be opened in mid August.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:06 PM   #6565
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A3 Struma motorway, lot 4 (Sandanski-GR border). Great pics by BKaradakov

The beginning of the lot






bridge over Skavska river and the Petrich/Melnik I/C




bridge over Levunska river






General Todorov I/C


Marikostinov-north I/C




the old railway







More: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...79413&page=645
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Old July 14th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #6566
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Struma is still planned to open on 1 August.

http://www.focus-news.net/news/2015/...a-trafika.html
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Old July 15th, 2015, 10:13 AM   #6567
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Struma is still planned to open on 1 August.

http://www.focus-news.net/news/2015/...a-trafika.html
Probably only a 3 km section b/n the villages of Marino Pole and Kulata will be launched up to the stated date. That will relieve 3 villages from the traffic, that now passes through them.

Edit: on the 3 km section, one carriageway will open tomorrow, 16 July.
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Bulgaria-Romania
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Romania-Bulgaria
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  • 224,930 trucks and autobuses
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Old July 15th, 2015, 11:54 AM   #6568
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Why traffic from Romania would be higher that traffic from Bulgaria? I mean, shouldn't be similar numbers?
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Old July 15th, 2015, 02:22 PM   #6569
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New satellite image of Struma motorway, lot 4 (Sandanski-GR border)

https://browse.digitalglobe.com/imag...geWidth=natres
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Old July 16th, 2015, 02:30 AM   #6570
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Why traffic from Romania would be higher that traffic from Bulgaria? I mean, shouldn't be similar numbers?
Romanian immigrants
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Old July 16th, 2015, 12:27 PM   #6571
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Today the last 3 km of the right carrigway (towards Greece) of Struma Motorway will be opened to traffic. Source.
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Old July 16th, 2015, 12:45 PM   #6572
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Going to Greece, to the sun!

And about that, works on Giurgiu - Ruse bridge, something like 30 minutes - 1 hour delays on friday morning:

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Old July 16th, 2015, 04:42 PM   #6573
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Exclusive report by BKaradakov, hours before the opening of the 3 km single carriageway section at Kulata.

It starts here








the motorway ends here


Also, I-1 road is upgrade to 3 lanes up to the border



More pics by BKaradakov: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...79413&page=650
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Old July 16th, 2015, 07:25 PM   #6574
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Nice roads!

Is there a map of current and future section with dates when will they be built?
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Old July 17th, 2015, 06:53 AM   #6575
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I don't know if such map exists, but you can refer to wiki about past openings and to MichiH's thread about the upcoming.

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Old July 17th, 2015, 03:26 PM   #6576
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Today the last 3 km of the right carrigway (towards Greece) of Struma Motorway will be opened to traffic. Source.
It's two-way traffic on one carriageway (3.2km). The remaining part of LOT 4 (11.5km) is still scheduled to be opened by 1st August 2015. See press release.

A3: Marino pole – Kulata 3.2km (April 2012 to 16th July 2015) [1st c/w] – project – map
A3: Marino pole – Kulata 3.2km (April 2012 to Early August 2015) [2nd c/w] – project – map
A3: south of Sandanski – Marino pole 11.5km (April 2012 to Early August 2015) – project – map


SNST: Trebich – Sofia-East (A2) 16.5km (February 2015 to 2016) – project – map

If I got the today's press release right, archaeologic works will be completed by October 2015 but major construction works are expected to be completed by the end of 2015. That means, the project just have to be completed (and opened) in 2016. Bulgaria won't lose EU funding if they complete the project by the end of 2016.
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Old July 18th, 2015, 01:24 PM   #6577
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The alignment of Sofia Northern Bypass is now more visible


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Chelopeshko shose (2015.07.13):


Botevgradsko shose blvd (2015.07.13):


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Old July 19th, 2015, 04:54 PM   #6578
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I don't understand one thing about that little stretch of road up to Kulata borderpass. Why 2+1? I don't see any serious obstacle that would prevent the road from being widened to a full 2x2. It's also a pretty short stretch. And I see they are also mounting dividing barriers, so if a truck would ever break down on that little stretch, everyone would be going nowhere
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Old July 19th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #6579
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Well, one reason could be expropriation issues. Another is that the contractor completed the widening before the signing of the contract, lol - some form of hidden financing to finish lot 4, which was behind schedule. The widening cost 3 M levs.
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Old July 19th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #6580
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I don't understand one thing about that little stretch of road up to Kulata borderpass. Why 2+1? I don't see any serious obstacle that would prevent the road from being widened to a full 2x2. It's also a pretty short stretch.
The other question: Is the traffic higher from bulgaria to greece than vice versa? Maybe bulgarians come to greece to never return or greeks have better lives than in the neighbour's country?
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