|2013 - North-South road corridor: section in the northern part of the corridor Yerevan to Bavra|
Road Project - North-South Road Corridor crosses the territory of Armenia from the South to the North including Agarak-Kapan-Yerevan-Gyumri-Bavra highways and road infrastructures and is linked to the Georgian road network leading to Poti and Batumi ports. The whole Corridor runs 556 km from the border with Georgia at Bavra via Gyumri, Talin, Ashtarak, Yerevan, Goris, and Kapan, to the border with Iran at Meghri. The "North-South" road is part of the transnational motorway AH 82 interlinking Central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The project is implemented in the context of the following RA Government projects: "Reconstruction of Gyumri techno city", "Tatev tourist center", "Development of Jermuk town" and "Zvartnots free economic zone". The implementation of North-South Road Corridor will significantly contribute to the efficiency of the mentioned projects and to the achievement of program goals.
The Project is implemented by multi-tranche financing. It is subdivided into Tranches and separate loan agreements are signed in the framework of each Tranche. More information: North-South Road Corridor Investment Program
Main Goals: improving safety and comfort, reducing time and financial costs, integrating possible necessary telecommunication and other infrastructures.
Project objectives: facilitating communication with neighboring countries; expanding and facilitating access to foreign market towards Central Asia and Europe; developing major economic spheres and export expansion (industry, agriculture, mining industry, construction, tourism) etc.
|Demand estimation from IDEA II-EaP transport model year 2030|
Tranche 1 (Artashat-Yerevan and Yerevan-Ashtarak), total length 31 km
Tranche 2 (Ashtark - Talin), total length 41.9 km where major works are widening of the existing 2-lane road up to 4-lane road from km29+600 to km71+500; reconstruction of 9 interchanges, 3 of which are overpasses and 6 are underpasses; construction of 15 T-junctions providing access to local roads/communities; reinforced concrete structures are: 18 agricultural crossings, 10 of which are for machinery and 8 are for pedestrians and 124 for drainage and water supply, widening of the existing 2-lane road up to 4-lane road in all sections except a 3,5 km section which will be a completely new road, construction of 9 transport junctions, construction of structures, including: 13 agricultural machinery crossings, 3 cattle crossings, 93 storm sewers, bridges and culverts, preparation of the feasibility study of the Tranche 5 Gyumri to Bavra (70 km).
|North-South Road Corridor Investment Program" is implemented under Multi-Tranche Financing Facility. It is subdivided into separate tranches with separate Loan Agreements. |
The Feasibility Study for the Northern Tranche (Gyumri to Bavra) is expected to be completed by July 2017.
|Expected impacts on transport, environment, social, other|
Source of funding
|ADB (Asian Development Bank) |
EIB (European Investment Bank)
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