As of 12 July 2012 Lot 3, Nova Zagora –
The total value of the project, Completion of Trakiya Motorway, lots 2, 3 and 4, is 709,166 776 BGN, as the financial assistance extended under Operational Programme (OP) Transport equals 699,648,287 BGN.
The Trakiya Motorway is part of Pan-European Transport Corridor VІІІ. Its construction is co-financed under the Cohesion Fund of the European Union through OP Transport 2007-2013 and is a priority infrastructure project of national and international importance.
The construction of the facility, launched on 2 August 2010, included: excavation works - 3.6 million cu m, filling -2.6 million cu m, gravel – 394,000 cu m, concrete works – 45,000 cu m, cement stabilization – 181,000 cu m, bituminous basis – 263,000 tonnes, binder – 132,000 tonnes, a layer of stone mastic asphalt for active lanes – 931,000 sq m, type A layer for emergency lanes – 78,000 sq m. Steel protective fences of 120,000 m have been installed.
A total of 18 facilities - 7 agricultural overpasses and 3 underpasses – have been constructed. Two-level five road overpasses and one subway are constructed at crossing points with the national road network. A bridge has been constructed at km 249th+955, as well as a crossing with the Sofia-Bourgas railway line at km 263rd+797.
Special nets, painted in bright contrasting colours, are placed along the motorway – at the section from km 270th+000 to km 277th+900 – for the protection of migratory birds. The purpose is to ensure birds’ safe flight in an area of about four metres.