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Tomorrow the bids for the construction of the tunnel under Shipka opens

Tomorrow - 29 April, in the Road Infrastructure Agency will open the tendering procedure for selecting a builder of the tunnel under Shipka.
The Public Procurement for Design and Construction envisages the construction of a section of 10,553 km, of which 7.6 km are new construction and 2.9 km are reconstruction of the existing I-5 Gabrovo - Kazanlak road, as well as 5 tunnels with a total length of 4,011 km. The tunnel under Shipka will be 3.22 km. The remaining 4 tunnels are smaller - 171 m, 240 m, 90 m and 290 m respectively. 6 more bridges and 1 underpass, 12 pcs. reinforced embankments, one reinforced concrete retaining wall, one reinforced concrete reinforcing wall, and so on. The indicative value of the order is 267 225 010 BGN excluding VAT, API reported.

The tunnel under Shipka peak will be located 1 km west of Shipka pass and 1 km east of Mount Malusha. The northern part of the tunnel will be in Gabrovo region and the southern one in Stara Zagora region. It will be with two lanes of movement, two leading stripes and two pavements.

The term for execution of construction works is 1 280 calendar days or nearly 3 and a half years.

The project “Design and construction of a site: “Beginning of the city. Gabrovo from km 20+124.50 to km 30+673.48, including a tunnel under Shipka peak “to be offered for funding from the future Operational Programme “Transport Connectivity” 2021-2027.

The tunnel will be a nodal point in the direction of North-South and through it will take place the passage through the Balkan Mountains in the central part of Bulgaria. The main transport directions it will serve are: Ruse — Veliko Tarnovo — Shipka — Stara Zagora — Svilengrad (Makaza) and Oryahovo — Sevlievo — Shipka — Stara Zagora — Svilengrad (Makaza).

Offers open tomorrow - 29 April, at 14 pm in the building of the API.