Experts see the section from Preljina to Pozega as the most demanding one on the Milos Veliki highway. Of the total length of the route, around 50% consists of tunnels, bridges and overpasses, Milutin Ignjatovic, the director general of CIP, the company which prepared the main project, says for eKapija.
The planned length of the section is around 30 km. A total of 30 bridges (of a total length of 6,500 m, that is, around 3,250 m of the highway), six overpasses within the deviations (of a total length of 555 m), four overpasses as part of the interchanges (of a total length of 1,600 m) and five bridges outside the highway (of a total length of 300 m) are planned. The plan also includes the construction of three tunnels, Munjino Brdo, Laz and Trbusani.
– The Preljina-Pozega section is an extremely important part of the E-763 route. The entire section is very complex geologically and extremely hard to build – Ignjatovic says.
In Pozega, the planned section is connected with the Pozega-Boljare section, which is a highway connection with Montenegro and the preparation of whose preliminary project is expected, and with the Pozega-Kotroman section, which is a highway connection with Sarajevo, which is currently being designed.
– The technical documentation is done in every aspect in line with the Project Task, the Location Requirements and the Spatial Plan of the special-purpose area of the infrastructural corridor Belgrade-South Adriatic. Within the technical documentation, the Preliminary Projects, the Projects for the Construction Permit and the Final Projects have been prepared – our interviewee says.
The projected vehicle speed is 100 to 120 km/h.
Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Tomislav Momirovic recently announced that the section should be finished by the end of 2021. The first building permit was issued in late 2020.
The contractor is China Communications Construction Company, and the works are worth EUR 450 million
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