site.bta6.5 km Stretch of Europe Motorway to Open for Traffic by Easter
The construction of the last section of the Europe Motorway connecting Slivnitsa and the Sofia Northern Speed Tangent is expected to start within a month, Regional Development Minister Ivan Shishkov said Thursday after an inspection of the route.
"We have reached an agreement with the builder that a 6.5 km stretch of the motorway will be opened for traffic by Easter. This will ease traffic for the holidays," he added. In the same period, a 7.5 km section from the Vidin - Botevgrad speedway near the village of Novachene will also be opened for traffic.
The building contractor made a commitment to complete the construction of the entire section between Dragoman and the Kalotina checkpoint on the border with Serbia, which is 14.5 km long, Minister Shishkov noted.