Sofia Ring Road interchange to be completed six months in advance

Sofia Ring Road interchange to be completed six months in advance

Construction of the Dragalevtsi interchange on the Sofia Circular Road (SCR) will be completed six months earlier than originally planned, Stroitelstvo Gradut weekly reported.Sofia mayor Yordanka Fundukova and Regional Development minister Rossen Plevneliev met to discuss the progress of one of the sections scheduled for completion at the end of January 2011.

The interchange is on the south arc of the SCR near the borough of Dragalevsti in the foothills of Vitosha Mountain. The interchange and auxiliary infrastructure are sandwiched between the 44th and the 49km, and according to the report, will be ready for use by June 8 2010.Glavbolgarstroi (GBS), in charge of overall construction, has apparently designed a "new organisational plan" by which the project would be expedited by six months. Plevneliev said that 9.5 million leva of "temporary payments" has already been wired to the company, while GBS has agreed on a four per cent discount from the total construction cost.For the completion of the entire facility, about 20 million leva will be required, while Sofia municipality has invested 3.5 million leva to nationalise the land parcels on which the interchange is constructed.

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