APPROVAL DATE: June 15, 2017 SECTOR: Transportation/Roads REGION: Georgia
Georgia: Batumi Bypass Road Project
The objective of the Project is to improve regional connectivity in Georgia and improve efficiency for road transport along the East-West Highway.
The Project will construct a new two-lane 14.3 km long highway to provide a bypass to the Batumi port city (second largest city in Georgia). The road will be constructed on a new alignment, which passes through a number of mountainous settlements. Due to hilly nature of the terrain, this stretch of road requires construction of five tunnels and 19 bridges over rivers and valleys. Additionally, the controlled-access highway will have four grade separated interchanges to regulate traffic ingress/egress. The Project will also finance construction supervision and quality assurance services associated with the civil works including specialized structural and geotechnical works.