The Road Infrastructure Agency has launched a tender for the selection of a contractor for the tunnel under Shipka. The value of the contract is BGN 267 225 010 excluding VAT. The deadline for submission of bids is 5:30 PM on 5 December 2019. The public procurement envisages the construction of a section with a length of 10,553 km, of which 7.6 km are new construction and 2.9 km are reconstruction of the existing road I-5 Gabrovo – Kazanlak, as well as 5 tunnels with a total length of 4,011 km. The tunnel under Shipka will be 3.22 km long. The other 4 tunnels are shorter – 171 m, 240 m, 90 m and 290 m respectively. The procedure also includes the construction of 6 bridges and 1 underpass, 12 reinforced embankments, one reinforced concrete bulkhead wall, one reinforced concrete retaining wall, etc.
Source – Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA)
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