Lot 3 of the southern Trakiya highway, connecting the town of Nova Zagora and the city of Yambol, will be launched Thursday.
The length of the new section is 35.7 km. The breaking ground was on August 2010. The contractor is the Greek company Aktor which offered the price of BGN 133 973.
With the launch of Lot 3, and the recently opened Lot 2 (between the city of Stara Zagora and Nova Zagora) the travel time by car from the capital Sofia to the Black Sea city of Burgas is now shorter by one hour.
The section will be officially launched by Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, Regional Minister, Lilyana Pavlova, Transport Minister, Ivaylo Moskovski, and the Minister in Charge of EU Funds, Tomislav Donchev.
The project to build Lots 2, 3, and 4 is co-financed by the cohesion funds of the European Union through Transport Operational Program 2007 – 2013. Lot 4 between the town of Karnobat and Burgas (47.4-km long) is scheduled to be open no later than the spring of 2013, thus the highway will be fully completed by then.