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1. Belgrade bypass is not complete, but there's an alternative motorway through the city centre. In any event, the bypass will be completed in 2-3 years.

2. Edirne - Istanbul is a motorway. Maybe you mean Edirne - Bulgarian border?
 

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1. Belgrade bypass is not complete, but there's an alternative motorway through the city centre. In any event, the bypass will be completed in 2-3 years.

2. Edirne - Istanbul is a motorway. Maybe you mean Edirne - Bulgarian border?
1. It seems to me that both A6 lots will be completed faster than the Belgrade bypass. Currently, you have a full detour of Sofia. It is much better to have a full detour in the capital, than the alternative of getting inside the city - Belgrad or Sofia.
2.I'm not sure exactly where, but a large section around Odrin is not a highway
 

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1. All the sections of the Belgrade motorway bypass are currently in service or under construction and it will be totally completed in September 2022, according to the information provided by forumers on the Serbian threads. On the contrary, construction on some A6 sections in Bulgaria hasn't started yet.

In any event, there's already a motorway through the city (you don't need to leave the motorway and drive through streets with roundabouts, traffic lights and so on).

2. I must confess I had to check wikipedia to know what Odrin is :D. In any case, there's a motorway between Istanbul and Edirne (including Edirne bypass). Just a short 10 km section between the western end of Edirne bypass and the Turkish-Bulgarian border doesn't have motorway standards, but it's a 2x2 road. You can check it on Google Maps or Google Street View. :dunno:
 

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It's a motorway all the way nowadays. The original motorway through Belgrade is the one that goes through the city center. When this motorway was completed in 1970, it was intended that traffic that would only pass Belgrade would also go on this one. The unfinished Belgrade bypass is thus really just a complement.

So anyone going from Central Europe or Northern Europe to Bulgaria or Turkey can drive on just a motorway from HR-border or H-border to BG border.

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It is true that there is still no real motorway from BG-border to Edirne (Одрин or Odrin in Bulgarian). But this part actually looks like a motorway after all. It is shaped like a dual carriageway and looks like a motorway, but has normal level crossings. So it does not quite meet the requirements to be a motorway. But it still feels like a motorway. This part will probably never be fully rebuilt to motorway, in practice it still works as it does in international traffic.
 

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It is true that there is still no real motorway from BG-border to Edirne (Одрин or Odrin in Bulgarian). But this part actually looks like a motorway after all. It is shaped like a dual carriageway and looks like a motorway, but has normal level crossings. So it does not quite meet the requirements to be a motorway. But it still feels like a motorway. This part will probably never be fully rebuilt to motorway, in practice it still works as it does in international traffic.
It reminds me a bit of the discussions we sometimes have in Poland about building motorways (both A and S classes) towards the eastern border.

We've already built A4, in the near future S12 and S17 should follow (all going to the UA-border) as well as A2 a little later on (BY-border). Some people think that it is a waste of money to build high-speed roads that lead to overloaded border crossings. What's the point in saving 15-30 minutes of driving time when you will then wait a few hours to cross the border?

So it seems reasonable that the Turks are developing the crossing itself instead of upgrading the road leading to it.
 

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Timelapse from Plovdiv to Sofia via A1 motorway:


+ A6 motorway updates (Dragoman - Hrabarsko) from skyPoint (25.01.2020):

 

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The construction of a section of the future Europe highway between Kalotina and Dragoman border checkpoints has started. The construction of the 14.5-kilometer stretch is funded by funds from the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union and the national budget. The value of the investment is about BGN 165 million. The deadline for implementation is January 2022.

The beginning of the section is after Kalotina border checkpoint at 1 km and ends just after Dragoman at 15 km. Four road junctions will be built along the route - Kalotina, Turmashka Mahala at 8 km, Dragoman-West at 13 km at the intersection with road III-813 Godech-Gaber and Dragoman-Iztok at 14 km.

For the protection of the environment and the implementation of environmental measures at the 4th km, an overpass / ecotunnel / will be built for large mammals with a width of 40 m with soil cover, allowing the planting of trees and a 3-meter dense noise barrier reducing the light and noise impact of passing cars.

The contractor of the project is "STRABAG BPA" DZZD, with participants: "Strabag" EAD, "Strabag Sp. Z oo, Poland" and "Bituminous GmbH-Bulgaria" EOOD. The value of the contract is about 165 million. The Construction Supervision will be carried out by the Supervision Kalotina - SOP, which includes TRANSCONSULT-BG OOD and PETINVEST-ENGINEERING AD. Their contract is for 3.7 million BGN.

The route of the European motorway between Kalotina border checkpoint and the Sofia ring road is 48 km long and is divided into three sections. Construction of the Dragoman-Slivnitsa section, 17 km in length, began last May and is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The construction of the two sections involves the modernization of the existing first-class I-8 road between Kalotina and the town of Slivnitsa and its extension with a second lane to the main gauge. The third section from the town of Slivnitsa to the connection with the Northern Velocity Tangent, 16 km long, will cross a new route. The technical draft for the section is currently being prepared.
 

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Monthly drone coverage of A2 motorway by EyeFromSky (Kalenik - Pleven) (15.02.2020):

 

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Stop uploading these videos which bring no useful information whatsoever. When the constructor obtains the building permits, deploys more machinery and really starts constructing the section on a larger scale, then it makes sense to show, however, some real progress. This is total nonsense now even for a local guy, let alone for a foreigner.
 

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Stop uploading these videos which bring no useful information whatsoever. When the constructor obtains the building permits, deploys more machinery and really starts constructing the section on a larger scale, then it makes sense to show, however, some real progress. This is total nonsense now even for a local guy, let alone for a foreigner.
I am from Romania and I disagree.
 

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Stop uploading these videos which bring no useful information whatsoever. When the constructor obtains the building permits, deploys more machinery and really starts constructing the section on a larger scale, then it makes sense to show, however, some real progress. This is total nonsense now even for a local guy, let alone for a foreigner.
And why would I do that? Are you a moderator or what? If you have objections, I already told you what you need to do some days ago. Don't bring up your road obsessions and useless flaming from the Bulgarian section here.

Here's the latest update from A2 motorway (Boaza - Dermantsi) (16.02.20):


It's more than obvious for everybody that these sections are in their early stages, but this doesn't mean we can't post monthly updates from them. :nuts:
 

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I don't need to be a moderator, dude, to share an opinion. The Bulgarian section (the local one) is not managed correctly for quite some time now. Those in charge already know about it.

Regarding the videos, this is no meaningful information. They are hanging there for several months just waiting to get permissions. Some scarce earthworks which even do not make a kilometer-kilometer and a half taken together. What can be observed in such type of updates? Almost nothing! When they start building the whole section (16-17km), then post the actual progress when there is such. Or you can leave the owners of the videos to do that themselves. :)
 

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From yesterday 17.02, the toll system cameras are working and the fines are being imposed in large numbers: source https://www.bgtoll.bg/ : 690 are vehicles that have been found by the electronic toll collection system to run on the Republican road network without an e-vignette. Data are at 5pm on Monday. At the same time, 59 vehicles were stopped by mobile toll control teams and paid a compensatory fee to avoid higher fines.

For other offenders, at the end of the day, if they are not stopped in the meantime for verification, the system will issue an electronic slip. Automatic enforcement through the cameras of the toll system has begun today. It aims to discipline consumers so that they are not penalized.



The electronic fiche will be mailed to the addresses of the owners of the respective vehicles. They will have 14 days from receipt of the slip to pay the compensation fee by bank transfer. It is 70 BGN for cars, 125 BGN for vehicles between 3,5 t and 12 t and 175 BGN - for those over 12 t.

In case this does not happen and the electronic slip comes into force, the fines are BGN 300 for cars up to 3.5 tonnes and BGN 1800 for heavy goods vehicles.

The electronic fiche will be canceled upon payment of the compensation fee within the time limit, as well as in cases where the vehicle is declared wanted or the law does not require payment of a toll.

We remind drivers that the validity of e-vignettes, including those issued through the Social Assistance Agency, as well as those of pre-registered vehicles, can be checked on the website www.bgtoll.bg.

Drivers must be careful when entering vehicle data, whether in person or with the assistance of an official.

Responsibility for incorrectly declared data on the registration number of the vehicle, its category or the period of validity of the vignette fee lies with the owner or the user, and in the case of incorrectly declared data, the due vignette fee is not considered paid for the vehicle . Adjustments to the electronic toll collection system are not possible.

The data can be entered in Cyrillic or Latin, as long as it corresponds graphically to the data from the vehicle coupon. Dashes, spaces, or other characters are not written. The zero sign (0) and the letter O are not interchangeable.
 
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