Patching up Sofia's dilapidated road network and repairing the most obtrusive potholes has cost 1.5 million leva to date, Dnevnik daily reported.
A total 20 000 sq m area of streets has so far undergone repair works but whether this "patching up" will prove an effective solution remains unclear.
"We will ensure strict control over the quality of maintenance work; after that, we will see the sum we have to pay," said Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandukova.
Reportedly, construction firms currently engaged in the overhaul have so far filed receipts worth 1.5 million leva.
Sofia municipality has allocated a total of 26 million leva for the rehabilitation of the streets in Sofia. Two million leva will be allocated to the reconstruction of pavements and shafts, Dnevnik said.
"This week the thorough rehabilitation of Tsar Simeon Street is scheduled to commence," Fandukova said. Repair works are to follow on the bridges along Dragan Tsankov Boulevard and Hristofor Kolumb (Christopher Columbus) Boulevard.
"Once the job is completed on Kolumb Boulevard, we will start on the bridge," she added.