Project Name

Preparation of project AM Ruse — Veliko Tarnovo



Cohesion Fund

Operational programme

Transport and transport infrastructure 2014-2020






North-eastern and North-Central, Veliko Tarnovo and Ruse province

Short description of the project

The Ruse — Veliko Tarnovo route is part of the TEN-T core network on the territory of Bulgaria, according to Regulation EU 1315/2013. Тhe motorway will connect the Rhine-Danube and Orient/East-Med trans-European transport corridors in the North-South direction.

Description of the project and objectives

The implementation of the project involves the design of an ideal and technical design, the elaboration of an EIA and the DEW report, the elaboration of a complex report on conformity assessment and technical control under the “Structural”, preparation of environmental management plans and the preparation of environmental management plans for the AA and carrying out the audit of the road safety of the conceptual and technical design, production of a project of the EME-PP at the site of the site: Ruse — Veliko Tarnovo, plots, Ruse — Byala, and within the town of Byala,’. The main technical parameters of the road are: design speed 120 km/h, road gauge A-27 and road surface load 11.5 t/axle.

The implementation of the project will contribute to meeting the general objective of the Operational Programme ‘Transport and Transport Infrastructure’, namely ‘Development of a sustainable transport system’, as well as to the second specific objective of the programme — ‘Removal of bottlenecks on the road — European transport network’.

Results, achievements, impact

The construction of a motorway road in Ruse — Veliko Tarnovo will have the free flow of freight, leading to a significant reduction of road accidents in the existing I-5 road. The road is part of the pan-European highway (European Transport Corridor No IX) connecting Europe to Istanbul and the Middle East and thus to Africa.

The new motorway will reduce the heavy traffic flows from populated areas, thus limiting negative environmental impacts affecting the population.

Project Budget


Total project cost — BGN 1 502 411.04

% EU Contribution

85 %



in BGN

1 277 049.38



in BGN

225 361.66

Start Date

10.04.2017 (date of grant agreement)

End Date

28.07.2020 (deadline for grant agreement)


Road Infrastructure Agency

Contacts  of the beneficiary

Address: 1606 Sofia, 3 Macedonia Blvd, phone.: 02/91 73 248, 02/91 73 246; fax 02/986 6958, 02/988 8132

Chairman of the Board of the Road Infrastructure Agency — Georgi Terziiski

Project website