Projects currently under construction

Putnikovo Brdo – Medakovo

The contract for the construction of the Corridor Vc motorway, section Poprikuše – Nemila, was signed on 16 November 2020. The contractor is Cengiz insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S (Turkey).

IRD Engineering S.r.l. (Italy) supervises the execution of works.

The value of the Contract for the construction of the Poprikuše – Nemila section is EUR 208,059,247.42, VAT included, or EUR 177,828,416.60 without VAT. The construction of this section is financed with funds secured under the loan agreement concluded with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the amount of EUR 70 million, the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the amount of EUR 90 million, and the European Union grants amounting to 41.1 million euros, which were secured under the Connectivity Agenda via the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). The expected construction period is 42 months, i.e. May 2024.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

The Poprikuše – Nemila section, a total length of 5.5 km, is being built according to the “design and build” contract (yellow FIDIC). The start of the section is in the immediate vicinity of Poprikuše, south of the town of Žepče. On the referenced section, the Golubinja tunnel (L=3659 m), the Golubinja 1 (L=423.5/476.5 m) and Bosna (L=196/204 m) bridges and the Golubinja 2 (L=138 /138 m) and Kovanići (L=116/129 m) viaducts are among the major structures designed. The Poprikuše interchange and the Traffic Control Center also belong to this section.

The contract for the construction of the Corridor Vc motorway, section Nemila – Vranduk, was signed on 28 February 2022. The contractor is HGG Insaat Anonim Sirketi. (Turkey). The construction of the section is financed with funds provided under the loan agreement concluded with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). Construction period: 24 months.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

This section continues to the section Poprikuše – Nemila. It begins in Topčić Polje and ends at the location above the village of Stara Stanica. The total length of the subsection is 5.67 km and is being built according to the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction Works – “Red Book”.

The motorway is designed with two carriageways, separated by a dividing strip, which will each have two driving lanes 3.75 m wide and one emergency lane 2.50 m wide. The following facilities are designed on the motorway route: “Stara Stanica” viaduct, l=38, 0 m long and 4 underpasses.

Two bridges, M1 and M2, each of them l=185.0 m long, will be built on the relocated part of the main road, on the section where the main road’s route collides with the Bosna River. Also, the construction of a one-lane roundabout in the Nemila settlement is planned.

As part of the construction of the subsection Nemila – Vranduk, the regulation of the river Bosna through Nemila is being performed in a length of about 3.0 km.

The contract for the construction of Corridor Vc motorway, section Poprikuša – Zenica North (Donja Gračanica), subsection Vranduk – Ponirak was signed on 15 May 2019. The contractor is the consortium Azvirt L.L.C (Azerbaijan) and Hering d.d. Široki Brijeg (BiH). The execution of the works is supervised by the consortium DRI upravljanje investicij d.o.o. (Slovenia) – DIVEL d.o.o. Sarajevo (BiH).

The value of the Contract for the construction of the Vranduk – Ponirak subsection is EUR 76,592,799.03, VAT included, and the funds are provided through the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The expected construction period is 24 months, i.e. August 2021.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

The Vranduk – Ponirak subsection of the motorway route is part of the Poprikuše – Zenica North (Donja Gračanica) section, which continues to the Nemila – Vranduk subsection in the north and to the Ponirak – Vraca subsection in the south. The total length of the section as designed is 5.3 km. Of the structures on the route, the Vranduk 1 (L=390 m) and Vranduk 2 (L=340 m) bridges, which are built using cantilever construction technology, and the Vranduk tunnel (L=400 m) and three smaller viaducts 300 m long in total stand out. Specificity of the route is the separated left and right carriageways of the motorway according to the plan view and in terms of height due to the fact that the motorway stretches through very steep slopes. Most of the motorway is located in a cut, which is why a significant number of high retaining walls have been designed, which will be built using reinforced earth technology.

 

The contract for the construction of the Corridor Vc motorway, section Poprikuše – Zenica North (Donja Gračanica), subsection Ponirak – Vraca, was signed on 1 August 2019. The contractor is Euro-asfalt d.o.o. Sarajevo (BiH).

The works are supervised by PROYAPI Engineering and Consulting INC. Balgat Ankara (Turkey).

The value of the Contract for the construction of the subsection Ponirak – Vraca is EUR 59,408,825.00, excluding VAT, and the funds were provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the amount of EUR 50 million and by grants from the European Union in the amount of EUR 19 million, which are provided within the framework of the Connectivity Agenda via the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). The expected construction period is 30 months, i.e. April 2022.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

The Ponirak – Vraca subsection on the motorway route is part of the Poprikuše – Zenica North (Donja Gračanica) section, which continues in the north to the Vranduk – Ponirak subsection and in the south to the Tunnel Zenica – Donja Gračanica subsection. The total length of the section is 2.65 km, and the main facility on this section is the Zenica Tunnel, which makes up over 90% of the motorway route and consists of two tubes (the right tube is 2420 m long, and the left tube is 2475 m long). The planned excavation method is NATM (New Austrian Tunneling Method), which is very suitable considering the expected changes in geological and geotechnical conditions.

The planned excavation method is NATM (New Austrian tunnel method), which is very suitable considering the expected changes in geological and geotechnical conditions. In 2020, the main design was amended and supplemented, on the basis of which a request for the amendment to the construction permit will be submitted, which will result in changing the technical description, i.e. the length of the tunnel to 3,300 meters.

The contract for the construction of the subsection Počitelj – Zvirovići was signed on 20 June 2019.

LOT 1 includes the motorway route from the initial chainage to the Počitelj bridge and from the Počitelj bridge to interchange Zvirovići. The large Počitelj bridge is not an integral part of this lot. The contractor is China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (China), and the value of the contract is EUR 56,522,840.50 excluding VAT.

The contractor for LOT 2 (Počitelj Bridge) is a consortium consisting of Azvirt Limited Liability Company (Azerbaijan), Sinohydro Corporation Limited (China) and Powerchina Roadbridge Group Co. Ltd. (China), and the total value of the Počitelj bridge construction works is 28,114,889.53 euros without VAT.

Construction supervision for both lots is carried out by the company IRD Engineering S.R.L. (Italy).

The construction of the subsection Počitelj – Zvirovići is financed from the funds provided under the loan agreement concluded with the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the amount of 100 million euros and from grants of the European Union in the amount of 5 million euros that are provided as part of the Connectivity Agenda via the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF).

The expected construction periods for LOT 1 and LOT 2 are 24 and 30 months respectively.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

The subsection Počitelj – Zvirovići is part of the Počitelj – Bijača section. It is 11.07 kilometers long and divided into two LOTs.

There are major structures within LOT 1: the Počitelj interchange with a toll booth and access roads, the Počitelj tunnel (L=1,200 m), three viaducts 250 m long in total, and an open route.

LOT 2 is the Počitelj Bridge 980 m long. The Počitelj Bridge is a continuous prestressed reinforced concrete bridge with a box cross-section and the free cantilever technology used for its construction. The pillars of the bridge are 92, 97, 92, 91, 88 and 66 m high.

 

 

The contract on breaking the main and service tubes through and on building the primary substructure of the Hranjen road tunnel, which is the beginning of the construction of the first phase of the Sarajevo – Goražde expressway, was signed on 22 September 2018. The contractor is Euro-asfalt d.o.o. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. IPSA INSTITUTE d.o.o. Sarajevo supervises the execution of works. The value of the works is BAM 81,899,883.00 including VAT, and funds in the amount of BAM 65 million are provided by the Decision of the Government of the Federation of BiH from the accumulated profits of BH Telecom.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

The Hranjen tunnel will be 5.5 kilometers long and will consist of two tubes. One will be intended for motor vehicle traffic and two traffic lanes will pass through it, one for each direction. The second one will be a service tube to be used for tunnel maintenance, as well as in case of any accidents in the tunnel.

For the safety of road users, the tunnel will have 16 passages for the evacuation of pedestrians, five cross passages for emergency vehicles (in case of fire), as well as 10 parking niches for vehicles broken down.

The deadline for the construction of this longest road tunnel in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 36 months.

The construction design of a 19.4-kilometer expressway to connect Sarajevo and Goražde in a semi-profile is worth BAM 190 million and is divided into two phases. The works of the second lot of the first phase will include the tunnel secondary lining and equiping and the construction of the expressway in a semi-profile. The construction of the Hranjen tunnel is a historic project for Goražde, as the road distance between this town on the Drina and Sarajevo will be reduced from the current 95.6 to 56 kilometers. Considering the quality of the new route, the journey between Sarajevo and Goražde will last only 45 minutes, instead of the previous hour and a half.

 

The length of the subsection LOT 3B is 1.44 kilometers, and the works are performed by the local company Euro-Asfalt d.o.o. Sarajevo.

The value of the contract is BAM 23,283,000 including VAT and is financed from the own resources of JP Autocesta FBiH.

Two viaducts will be built on this subsection. The construction period is 14 months from the day the contractor is introduced to the job. LOT 3B is designed as a city road with two traffic lanes (carriage and overtaking) for each direction of movement. Route LOT 3B is the connection of the Vlakovo interchange with the interchange at the Mostar intersection to the main road M-17/M-5. The construction of LOT 3B will enable a better traffic connection of the Corridor Vc motorway to the network of lower-ranking roads, main and local roads. More specifically, a direct connection will be provided for vehicles coming towards the Vlakovo interchange on the motorway from the roundabout at the Mostar intersection, that is, from the direction of Kiseljak, Rakovica, Pazarić and Hadžići.

The contract on the construction of the Lašva – Nević Polje (Lot 5) expressway was signed on 26 April 2022. The contractor is Hering d.d. Široki Brijeg. The value of the contracted works is BAM 74,904,570.00 including VAT, with a construction deadline of 20 months. The construction of part of the expressway Lašva-Nević Polje, Lot 5 – Vitez interchange exit from the business zone – Nević Polje interchange will be financed with funds allocated from the Budget of the FBiH Government. This lot section is 4.8 km long. Four bridges and one viaduct will be built on this section. The Lot 5 section begins after the Vitez interchange – exit from the business zone, which will be built as part of the construction of Lot 4 (Business zone Vitez). At the end of the Lot 5 section, the construction of the Nević Polje interchange of the delevelled roundabout type is planned. At the interchange site, the expressway connects to the M-16.4 Nević Polje – Bugojno main road via access ramps. Lot 5 is designed as a road with the characteristics of an expressway with two traffic lanes (driving and overtaking) for each direction of movement.

As part of the construction of this section of the expressway, the regulation of the Lašva river in the places where it collides with the road is planned.