February 27 (SeeNews) - Serbia plans on June 1 to open for traffic a new section of the Belgrade bypass road, infrastructure minister Goran Vesic said.
“From June, passenger and freight traffic will no longer go over the Gazelle bridge, significantly easing congestion in the city centre and reducing pollution," Vesic said, as quoted in a press release last week.
The new 9.6-km section of the Belgrade bypass, part of Sector B, runs from Strazevica to Bubanj Potok, and includes the Beli Potok tunnel, two bridges, four overpasses, and two loops at Avala and Bubanj Potok.
Another 31-kilometre section of the bypass road between Bubanj Potok and Pancevo, also known as Sector C, is currently in the design stage, Vesic added.
Sector C will cost around 500 million euro ($528 million) and is considered to be the most complex part of the project, as its construction involves building a bridge over the Danube, 11 viaducts and two tunnels.
In April 2019, Serbia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China's Power Construction Corporation (PowerChina) and Azerbaijan's civil engineering company Azvirt for the construction of Sector C.
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