Struma Motorway, Lot 3.3

Contracting Authority
Road Infrastructure Agency

Kresna - Sandanski, from km 397+000 to km 420+624

Period of implementation
August 2016 – November 2018
Glavbolgarstroy’s role in the project
Prime contractor
Nature of works

The section between Kresna and Sandanski – lot 3.3 from km 397+000 to km 420+624 is part of the project: Struma motorway – lot 3.1, lot 3.3 and Zheleznitsa tunnel.

It is co-financed by the Cohesion Fund of the EU and the national budget under Operational program “Transport and Transport Infrastructure” 2014 – 2020.

The total length of lot 3.3 of Struma motorway is 23.6 km. Two road junctions will be developed in the section between Kresna and Sandanski, including 25 large facilities – bridges over rivers Struma, Zlinska, Gradeshka, Potoka, Rechichka, Sandanska Bistritsa, Leshnichka, overpass over the Sofia – Kulata railway, 9 agricultural underpasses and overpasses, 4 recreation grounds, including toilets, etc.

The construction of intelligent transport systems is provided for the first time in the construction of a motorway section. They include counting and traffic management stations, video monitoring stations, vehicle weight measuring stations and meteorological observation stations.

The newly developed road infrastructure will improve road safety and environmental preservation. It will also improve the development of the region’s economy, workforce mobility and competitiveness of the economy.

The section from Kresna to Sandanski is part of Lot 3 Blagoevgrad – Sandanski. It is divided into three subsections – Lot 3.1 from Blagoevgrad to Krupnik, Lot 3.2 between Krupnik and Kresna and Lot 3.3 from Kresna to Sandanski.

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