Sofia airport traffic congested by boulevard collapse

Traffic to and from Sofia’s international airport was disrupted on April 8 by the partial collapse on Brussels Boulevard, the main thoroughfare to the airport, media reports said.

Sofia city hall gave little details about what caused the damage to the traffic lanes, but mayor Yordanka Fandukova said on Twitter that work was already under way to repair the damage. The damage was located at the stretch between Tsarigradsko Chaussee boulevard and Drouzhba borough.

Traffic on the boulevard was restricted to only one lane and Fandukova said that motorists should use the parallel route of Copenhagen Boulevard to travel to Drouzhba borough.

Media reports said that the traffic restrictions caused congestion in the area because the alternate route suggested by Fandukova was too narrow to deal with all the redirected traffic.

Sofia airport, meanwhile, warned about the congestion and recommended that people travelling to the airport used the metro or factored in additional time to reach the airport if travelling by car. Sofia’s metro line to the airport opened last week.

(Sofia airport photo: Apostoloff)



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