The section of Sofia’s ring road between Cherni Vruh and Kliment Ohridski boulevards has been closed until October 16 for re-construction, which is part of the expansion of the entire southern bend of ring road, the city hall said in a statement. Only vehicles working on the repairs may drive in this section.
Bus line 112 will be suspended for the period, while bus line 111 will be split into two routes that will end at the two ends of the stretch being repaired. From Lyulin district, busses will make U-turns at the intersection of the ring road with Bulgaria Boulevard and drive to Todor Kableshkov Boulevard. On its way from Mladost district, the busses will drive on the ring road until it reaches the exit to Simeonovo lift station. Its last station will be the same as the last station of buses travelling on routes 112 and 123.
The ground for the ring road’s expansion was broken in November 2006. The 4.5km stretch under repair will have to be completed within two years. The project costs 40 million leva and the expansion is done by the consortium Obedinenie Yug and Glavbolgarstory Holding construction company.
Two additional bands will be added to the current width of the section to help deal with the enhanced traffic that will be generated by the construction of new office buildings planned along Sofia’s ring road, Sofia Echo reported.