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Veliko Tarnovo news: “The construction of the “Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo” highway begins

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.

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Tunnel Shipka peak
Local Roads, Transport

A tunnel under Shipka Peak will connect southern and northern Bulgaria

After many years of discussion, a contract was finally signed for the construction of a tunnel under Shipka Peak. The idea of ​​a direct connection between North and South Bulgaria dates back 125 years. It is expected that this will increase traffic safety and facilitate the passage of drivers on both sides of Stara Planina mountain throughout the year. This project will also have a positive impact on tourism, as well as the economic and social development of the region. According to the Road Infrastructure Agency, with the construction of the tunnel, heavy goods traffic should increase by more than 90 percent, and light traffic – by more than 50 percent. Calculations show that traffic through the tunnel will be twice as high and will increase to more than 10,000 vehicles per day. The facility should be completed in 3.5 years.

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