Sofia: Street repairs on Dondukov Boulevard lead to more closures

Written by on July 21, 2017 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Sofia: Street repairs on Dondukov Boulevard lead to more closures

Repairs to Sofia’s Dondukov Boulevard will be extended this weekend. Since the new tram tracks on Krakra Street are ready, they are supposed to be connected to new tracks on Dondukov. Starting on Saturday, the stretch between Krakra Street and Vassil Levski Boulevard will be closed to all traffic.

So far, construction workers are refurbishing two sections of Dondukov Boulevard:

> Between Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard and Veslets Street

> Between Bacho Kiro Street and Raikovski Street

On Thursday, a pedestrian was crossing the part of Boulevard Dondukov, which is still open, for now.

Between Rakovski Street and Vassil Levski Boulevard, nothing has been done so far. That part of Dondukov, as well as the short stretch between Bacho Kiro Street and Veslets Street, will be refurbished during a later phase of the road works. The latter part is still open because it is the only place where trams number 20, 22 and 23, which usually travel along Dondukov Boulevard, can turn around.

Further east of Sofia’s city centre, Yanko Sakuzov Boulevard is affected by the repairs as well. Traffic is being squeezed onto two narrow lanes.

On Krakra Street, the new tram tracks seemed to be ready on Thursday.

Sofia Municipality originally wanted to have all repairs completed by the end of August. Recently they have said that it will take until the end of October.

But the delay means a rather big mess should be expected from September 1, when holidaymakers return to Sofia.

Even in summer mode, the repairs are causing traffic jams on Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, Rakovski Street, Yanko Sakuzov Boulevard and Madrid Boulevard, and an additional traffic density on Slivnitsa Boulevard and Maria Louisa Boulevard.

In other parts of the city, streets are being repaired as well. This includes Praga Boulevard in the Medizinska Akademia residential area.






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