The construction of the Hranjen tunnel continues, as the most demanding part of the future highway Gorazde – Sarajevo.
According to the head of the construction site Enes Ajanovic, the coronavirus pandemic did not affect the dynamics of the works that are taking place continuously, and the workers of the company “Euroasfalt” work on the construction site 24 hours and have built nearly one kilometer of tunnel.
“On the south side, about 570 meters of the main pipe were made, and on the north side, about 410 meters, which means some 15 to 20 km separates us from the first kilometer. At the same time, the service pipe, which is also done on both sides, was made over 600 meters,” Ajanovic points out.
On March 4ththis year, the Government of Bosnian-Podrinje Canton Gorazde in cooperation with Public Enterprise “Autoceste” of the Federation, will solemnly intensify the start of works on the construction of the tunnel Hranjen today, as part of the realization of the project for the construction of the fast road Gorazde-Sarajevo.
The total value of the construction of the tunnel amounts to 190 million BAM and the planned deadline for its construction is 36 months. The announced tender refers to the first phase of the construction, i.e. the breakthrough of the tunnel and installation of the supporting facilities, which represents the most important and demanding part of the construction of this type of object. The cost of the construction in the first phase of works amounts to a total of 70 million BAM.
Specificity of this tunnel is that it will have two tubes, despite containing two lanes for the traffic.
The construction of the tunnel “Hranjen” represents a historic project for Gorazde, because the distance will be decreased from the current 95.6 kilometers to 56 kilometers.
After the construction of tunnel Hranjen, and given the quality of the new route, the ride between Sarajevo and Gorazde will last for 45 minutes instead of the hour and a half.