One of the most important Veliko Tarnovo news for this year is the start of the construction of “Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo” highway
On 3.12.2023, the construction of the new “Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo” highway began with the first sod being turned. It was near the Byala – Tsenovo road. Prime Minister Academician Nikolay Denkov attended the symbolic event. Spesial guests were Regional Minister Andrey Tsekov, Deputy Minister of Transport Dimitar Nedyalkov, as well as people’s representatives, mayors, regional governors, etc.
Denkov recalled his meeting with the prime ministers of Romania and Greece a month ago in Euxinograd. The discussion focused on the development of the corridors along the North-South axis. “We put some maps. Looked at them and it turned out that Ruse is in the center of the highways that we want to develop. It leads from the ports of the Aegean Sea up to Romania, Moldova and Ukraine,” the Prime Minister emphasized.
The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works has given the green light to the project for construction of the route of the Hemus Highway which will pass through the region.
According to “Borba” newspaper, a high-speed road, and not a highway will connect Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse and it will pass just 3 km west from the old capital. This was made clear by the investment project, which has already been submitted to Veliko Tarnovo Municipality. The documentation shows the project route on the territory of the municipality. However, the difference in status is not significant for the comfort of travellers.
According to “Borba” newspaper, there will be a four-lane extension of the road junction to Momin Sbor. There are four lanes at the moment, but only near Veliko Tarnovo itself and the lanes should be wide and feature a high-speed road all the way to Momin Sbor. The extension is already approved. The current road will reach a large road junction, which will be located in the area of the former Serb Grill southeast of Momin Sbor, where the future highway will pass, according to sketches from its final project.
A new cheaper and shorter route for the future highway from Ruse to Veliko Tarnovo was designed. The new route is 140 million leva cheaper and 20 km shorter.