Bar - Boljare Highway: 388 Million EUR for Construction of Tunnels

By , 12 Aug 2019, 11:45 AM Business
Bar - Boljare Highway: 388 Million EUR for Construction of Tunnels Copyrights: Cafe del Montenegro Archive

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12 August 2019 - The most expensive bridge on the highway priority section, Smokovac-Mateševo, is the Moračica bridge and its cost will be around 74,5 million EUR. Preslo bridge will cost 1,3 million EUR, said the representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs of Montenegro.

According to the data, around 205,3 million EUR has been spent on the construction of 20 bridges and 387,6 million EUR has been earmarked for the construction of 16 tunnels on the Bar - Boljare highway. After Moračica, Jabuka bridge is the most expensive (29,3 million EUR). It is followed by Uvac 4 (18 million EUR), Tara 2 (14,6 million EUR) and Tara 1 (8,6 million EUR), as CdM reports.

As far as tunnels are concerned, Vjeternik is the most expensive – 66,8 million EUR. Kosman tunnel costs 51,9 million EUR and Vežešnik tunnel costs 44,7 million EUR. Mala trava costs almost 40 million EUR and Jabučki krš 28,4 million EUR. Vitanovice and Pajkov vir will cost 5,9 million EUR and 7,3 million EUR respectively.

Priority section Smokovac-Uvač-Mateševo costs 809,57 million EUR. Chinese Exim bank has earmarked 688,16 million EUR and the remaining 121,44 million EUR has been earmarked in the state budget. China Road and Bridge Corporation has been paid almost 570 million EUR so far.

Representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs stated that by the end of summer the emphasis will be put on the open-air works which can be influenced by weather conditions.

“Works will entail construction of embankment on all sections, that is, finishing works on embankments parts 1 and 2 and missing parts of the embankment in parts 3 and 4 which are conditioned by the weather,” said the representatives of the Ministry.

“In addition, works entail construction of a layer of special granulation as a finishing layer of embankment which serves as the starting point for the construction of road, construction of reinforced earth walls – a special type of supporting constructions consisting of embankments reinforced by special type of nets,” said the representatives of the Ministry.

CRBC will keep working on tunnels, construction of lining and installations which are not conditioned by the weather.

Total quantities of poured in bridges and tunnels exceed a million of cubic meters.

“Around 240.000 of cubic meters of concrete has been used for the construction of bridges,” pointed out the representatives of the Ministry.

Minister of Transport and Maritime affairs Osman Nurković said that works were expected to be finished in September next year.

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