2 km long tunnel coming to Georgia’s Dariali and Devdorak gorges
Thursday, July 27The construction of a new tunnel at the crossing of the Dariali and Devdorak gorges has begun in northern Georgia.
Within the project the two km-long tunnel will be constructed the width of which will be 8.5m.
More than 47 million GEL (about $19.62m/ˆ16.86m*) will be allocated from the state budget to finance the construction of the new tunnel, announced the Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia.
The Ministry reported that during the last few years, natural disasters had occurred several times in Dariali gorge, presenting a danger to traffic along the section of road.
“During this period, the transit function of Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Larsi road was stopped, resulting in the loss of around one million GEL per day for the State. The construction of a new tunnel will help Georgia to maintain its transit function and the country will be able to have a stable and safe road,” read the press release by Infrastructure Ministry.
*Currency conversions reflect National Bank of Georgia values as of today. (agenda.ge)