Bulgaria's Longest Motorway Opened ...

With the completion of the last 34 kilometers of the Sofia-Burgas Thrace Motorway in Bulgaria, the second highway, which was completely completed, has been put into operation.
Official opening of the longest highway in Bulgaria. With the completion of the last 34 kilometers of the Sofia-Burgas Thrace Motorway, which connects the capital to the seaside, the second highway, which was completely completed, has also been put into operation. President Rosen Plevneliev and Minister of Regional Development Desislava Terzieva opened the Zimnitsa-Karnobat road, financed by European Union funds and the national budget. Stating that the country will turn to Northern Bulgaria in road construction in the new program period, Plevneliev noted that the highway construction speed was 9 kilometers per year in the past and now it has increased to 60 kilometers per year. "This speed will be maintained for the Hemus and Struma highways, which are planned to be built from now on," the President said. said. With the complete operation of the highway, the eighth European Transport Corridor, the distance of 360 kilometers decreased to 3 hours by car. While the construction of the Thrace Motorway, which started in 1973, took 40 years, 80 percent of its construction was financed by European Union funds.

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