Roads

Attiki Odos toll hikes halted

Attiki Odos SA, the company that manages the Attica ring road, has agreed to freeze a planned hike to toll charges until the end of the year after calling a truce with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.

The ministry, in turn, has held back a bill prepared by the previous government halting the raise until the motorway's concession is re-examined.

Section of Struma Highway will Remain Closed to Traffic for at Least 3 Weeks

Struma motorway will be fully open to traffic within three weeks at the earliest, the Road Infrastructure Agency said on August 15. The stretch near Dupnitsa remained closed as a result of the huge fire at a secondary raw material facility in the area. It is unclear how much the repair will cost after the damages caused by the fire on the motorway bridge structure.

Traffic on Europe Motorway in Bulgaria will be Stopped for an Hour on Wednesday and Saturday

From 23.00 to 24.00, on Wednesday and Saturday, August 7 and 10, traffic in both directions will be stopped in sections of Europe Motorway because of the installation of the electronic toll collection system, Road Infrastructure Agency said on August 5, reports BNT. 

Bulgaria Opens a New Section of Struma Motorway after Blagoevgrad

Bulgaria on 23rd of May opens the traffic on the newly built section of Struma motorway after Blagoevgrad before the future "Zheleznitsa" tunnel will be launched. This will facilitate the traffic, especially before the expected busy traffic to Southwestern Bulgaria and Greece for the coming weekends and the summer season, reports BNT.

 

Construction of "Europe" Motorway in Bulgaria has Began

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov turned the first sod of the construction of "Europe" motorway on 23rd of May. The old Sofia-Kalotina road will be modernized and will connect Sofia with the Serbian city of Nis. Lot 2 of the Dragoman-Slivnitsa motorway should be ready by the end of 2020, Prime Minister Borissov said, reports BNT. 

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