Bulgaria will launch on July 6 a 14.6 million levs ($10.1 million/7.5 million euro) road bypassing the town of Vratsa, in western Bulgaria, the country’s Road Infrastructure Agency said on Friday.
Construction works on the 6.8 kilometre (km) road were done by a consortium comprising local civil engineering companies Trace Trace Group Hold and PSI, the agency said in a press release.
The route is part of pan-European transport Corridor IV. It is expected to face higher traffic when the Danube bridge between Bulgaria’s northwestern town of Vidin and Romania’s Calafat on the opposite bank is put into operation. The project was co-financed by the EU Cohesion Fund and the national budget.