Georgia actively continues construction of Khashuri bypass
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 7
By Tamilla Mammadova - Trend:
Construction of Khashuri bypass road within the Zemo Osiauri-Chumateleti project, a part of E60 East-West Highway is actively progressing in Georgia, Trend reports via the Roads Department of Georgia.
"This year, a 13 km four-lane cement-concrete bypass highway will be opened in Khashuri. The works are carried out in compliance with the special recommendations of the Ministry of Health (MOH) under the direction of the Interagency Council established by the Prime Minister to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Compliance of recommendations and work safety measures is periodically monitored by representatives of the Roads Department," said the Roads Department of Georgia.
As reported, for the time being, works are ongoing at 1,9 km long section of the second lot.
At this stage, the selection and evaluation of submitted bid proposals for the construction of the remaining 6.4 km long second section of Zemo Osiauri-Chumateleti road is underway.
According to the Roads Department of Georgia, the new road will start at the last section of Agara-Zemo Osiauri road and will connect to the existing road at the new interchange of Surami.
After completion of both lots, the road will reach Rikoti Pass. The mentioned road will allow bypassing Khashuri, Surami, Chumateleti from the north and go out at the Rikoti tunnel. Within the project, a four-lane cement-concrete road, 21 bridges, 5 tunnels, reinforced-concrete underpasses, culverts, and drainage systems will be constructed.
Zemo Osiauri-Chumateleti section is the part of the country's main transit highway. The operation of this section will boost the capacity of the highway, increase the level of road safety, and reduce travel time.
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