Vertical axis Ardanio-Ormenio, which has a length of 124 km, is of strategic importance and the main link to Bulgaria. This axis is part of the Trans-European Transport Network and the ending point of Pan-European Corridor IX in the Greek territory.
The axis is being upgraded, in order to be converted into a closed expressway with a cross-section width of 12/14 m., comprising one traffic lane and a hard shoulder per direction [2x(1+hard shoulder)]. A great number of structures, entrance/exit ICs, side roads’ network and settlement bypasses are under construction.
Its total cost (design, expropriations, construction etc) amounts to approximately M€ 270 (exclusive of VAT), 65% of which is the Community contribution of the European Regional Development Fund.
Current Status / |
|2||Soufli Bypass||5||Open to traffic|
|3||Mandra-Psathades (Didimoticho)||14||Under construction|
|4||Didimoticho-Greek Bulgarian borders||72||Open to traffic|