Azerbaijan proceeds with construction of Aghdam-Fuzuli highway at accelerated pace PHOTO/VİDEO

28 August 2023- 16:46

The construction of the Aghdam-Fuzuli highway, the foundation of which was laid during the trip of President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva to Fuzuli district on October 17, 2021, continues at an accelerated pace.

The length of the road with four lanes is 64.8 km, the width of the carriageway is 15 meters, the width of the roadsides is 3.75 meters in each direction, the width of the dividing strip is four meters, and the width of the roadway is 26.5 meters.

At present, work is continuing on the road to remove unsuitable soil, widen the road surface, construct a new roadbed and road base, a 380-meter-long retaining wall, construct culverts of various sizes, water drains, and reserve crossings for underground and communication lines.

On the 0–32.4 km section of the road, the project has completed the construction of nine reserve crossings and 17 culverts. In addition, vegetation removal work was 68 percent complete, drilling work was 61 percent complete, and roadbed construction was 32 percent complete. Also completed were eight rectangular and 17 round water pipes, one traffic crossing, and one pedestrian crossing. Construction work is continuing on three bridges and other areas. The physical progress on this section (0–32.4 km) of the road is 16 percent.

At 32–64 km of the road section, excavation works have been completed, and now works on leveling and construction of the bottom layer of the road base are underway. In this part, 4 crossings, 11 communication pipes, and 25 culverts of various diameters have been constructed.

The construction of bridge piers on this section is nearing completion. Earthworks on the mentioned section are 56 percent complete, construction of artificial structures is 50 percent complete, and the roadbed is 11 percent complete. In general, the construction work has been completed by 22 percent.