570 km of Roads will be Repaired with Budget Funds this Year
Daily repair works on state roads are being carried out to improve the state of the road network, inform the API press center.
With a cold asphalt mixture today sections of Trakia Motorway were repaired, on the territory of the districts of Sofia and Plovdiv, of the Hemus Motorway in the Sofia region, the I-1 road in Vratsa district and others.
At the request of the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Nikolay Nankov, the Chairman of the Board of API Eng. Doncho Atanasov demanded that the directors of the regional road offices should be permanently working according to the meteorological conditions and remove the irregularities on the motorways, the first- second-class roads.
After completing the winter maintenance of the Republican roads in April, a detailed survey of the state of the republic roads and the adjoining bridge facilities will be carried out. Priority will be given to repairing motorways, first-class roads and the busiest sections of the second and third-class road network. The aim is to complete the repair works on the main directions before the beginning of the active summer season, the RIA added.
This year a preventive repair of nearly 570 km of national roads will be carried out. Preventive repairs include comprehensive repassing of large sections, new marking, restriction systems, etc. The funds provided from the national budget amount to BGN 311 million with VAT. The repair of 440 km of them started last year and will end this year. The repair of 130 km of roads will start.
With the funds from Operational Program "Regions in Growth" (OPRD) this year the repair of key roads in North-East and Northwest Bulgaria will be completed, which started last year. With funding from EU funds, over 215 km of second and third class roads are being repaired.
With the start of the new construction season, the construction works of 5 new OPRD sites will begin and the contracts were signed a few weeks ago. Their total length is over 71 km.
The sections that will be mainly repaired are: 30 km from the road Dabova Mahala - Montana, 9 km from the road Radnevo - Novoseletz, 14 km from the road Sevlievo - Draganovtsi, 9 km from the road Pleven - Lovech / the ring road of Lovech / km from the road Cherven Bryag - Chomakovtsi.
During the rehabilitation of the second-class road Pleven - Lovech will be mainly repaired the tunnel, which is 400 meters long. Reconstruction of the waterproofing of the facility, replacement of the existing safety fence, new energy efficient lighting, etc., is envisaged, the agency added.
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