December 2018

The section Lot 3.3 of Struma Motorway from Kresna to Sandanski was officially put into operation with a water-blessing ceremony. The newly built 23.6-km motorway section was completed 5 months ahead of schedule by Struma Lot 3.3 Consortium whose members are PATSTROY-92 AD, Geostroy AD, GBS Infrastructure Construction AD and Glavbolgarstroy AD.

The section was inaugurated by Ms Petya Avramova - Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, Mr Rossen Zhelyazkov - Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications and M.Eng. Svetoslav Glosov - Chair of RIA’s Management Board. On behalf of GEOTECHMIN GROUP the event was attended by Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov - President of Geotechmin OOD, PhD Eng. Petko Nikolov - Executive Director of Patstroy-92 AD, PhD Eng. Vladimir Vutov - Executive Director of Geostroy AD, PhD Eng. Ivan Vutov - Executive Director of Geotrading AD, and Mr Dominic Hamers - Executive Director of Geotechmin OOD.

‘Struma Motorway is now 24 km longer,’ said Minister Petya Avramova and expressed her gratitude to the builders and everyone involved in the project. Minister Avramova announced that 25 large bridge structures, 3 road junctions – Kresna, Strumyani and Sandanski, 4 rest areas with public toilets and TIR parking lots were built on this new section of Struma Motorway from Kresna to Sandanski. For the first time a motorway section project includes the construction of traffic counting and management stations, video surveillance, vehicles weight measuring stations and meteorological monitoring stations. Traffic controllers in the control centre will monitor the traffic and where appropriate will redirect traffic by means of remote controlled road signs.

PATSTROY-92 carried out construction and assembly works according to the internal work allocation and responsibilities set out by Struma Lot 3.3 Consortium. Furthermore, the company successfully executed demolition of a temporary link on Road I-1 (E79) at km 424+100 on Lot 4 of Struma Motorway and switching of traffic to Lot 3.3 of Struma Motorway.