Greek company Aktor and the Bulgarian Road Infrastructure Agency signed a contract on Monday regarding the construction of road section Lot 4 of the Struma Highway connecting Bulgaria’s capital to its borders with Greece.
The construction of the 15 km long road section will be inaugurated on April 5 and is expected to be finished within the following 23 months.
Aimed at covering the distance from Kulata-Promachonas to Sandanski in southwestern Bulgaria, the project will change the current railway route and require the protection of endangered species living in the area.
Funded by the EU “Transport” Program, the total cost of the 173 km long Struma Highway is estimated at about 1.1 billion Euros.
The construction of the Highway is of major importance for the Bulgarian government, which aims at boosting economic and transport relations with neighboring Greece. Moreover, the Struma Highway is part of the Pan-European Transport Corridor No. 4.