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Another 36 km of Trakia Motorway Will Opened for the Traffic Today

Since 12th of  July 2012 Lot 3 Nova Zagora – Yambol (from km 241+900 to km 277+597) of  “Trakia Motorway” has been put into operation. The new section with length of 35.7 km was opened by the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova, and by Chairman of the Management Board of Road Infrastructure Agency eng. Lazar Lazarov. Thus the length of the new motorway sections commissioned since the beginning of the month reaches 67,5 km.

Lot 3 passes through the territory of two districts – Sliven and Yambol.

Contractor of the construction and installation works is “Aktor” SA. The value of the contract is 133 973 906.02 BGN with VAT. The construction supervision was performed by Association JVs“T7/SNIK”. The value of the contract amounts to 1 077 240,00  BGN with VAT. The author’s supervision is performed by Rutex Ltd. which contract amounting to 111 672,00 BGN with VAT.

The following works were executed with the implementation of the project, started on 2 August 2010: earthworks – 3.6 million cubic meters, embankments – 2.6 million cubic meters, crushed stone pavement – 394 thousand cubic meters, concrete works – 45 thousand cubic meters, cement stabilization – 181 thousand cubic meters, bituminous foundation – 263 thousand tons, binder – 132 thousand tons, split mastic asphalt layer for active carriageways – 931 thousand square meters, type A layer for emergency carriageways – 78 thousand square meters. Have been installed a 120 thousand meters of steel safety fence.

18 facilities were constructed - 7 agricultural overpasses and 3 underpasses. The crossings with the national road network are at two levels with 5 road overpasses and one underpass. A bridge was constructed at km 249+955, and an intersection with Sofia-Burgas railway line at km 263+797.

To protect the migratory birds along the route of the motorway, special nets with a bright contrasting color were fitted in the section from km 270+000 to km 277+900. The purpose is to ensure the safety of flight of birds at about 4 m.

The following equipment was involved in the construction works: 180 construction machines, 4 ready-mix plants, 250 trucks, 18 crushing and sieving installations, 2 installations for modified bitumen and 4 asphalt bases.

“Trakia Motorway” is part of Pan European Transport Corridor VІІІ. Its construction is a priority infrastructural project of national and international importance. The total length of the project “Completion of Trakia Motorway Lots 2, 3 and 4” is 115 km. It is co-financed by the Cohesion Fund of the European Union through OP Transport 2007-2013.

The Project “Completion of “Trakia” Motorway – Lots 2, 3 and 4” is co-financed by the Cohesion Fund of the European Union through the „Operational Program on Transport“ 2007-2013.

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