Construction of Qukes Road – Qafe Plloce, Section 1 Tirana Corridor – Korce
The contract for the start of works for the segment Qukës – Qafë Plloç was signed between the Albanian Road Authority and the companies Joint VentureSintram Albania and Combined Group.
The construction project of the road Qukës – Qafë e Plloçës, part of the road corridor Tirana – Korçë (Corridor VIII), together with the construction of the road Tirana – Elbasan will provide a faster connection between the port of Durrës and other Balkan countries , making Albania a more convenient place to carry out the transit of transport from the Balkan countries to Europe and vice versa. This road also serves as a bypass for the city of Pogradec, one of the tourist capitals of Southeast Albania, thus avoiding the pollution of the city and the lake, as a result of the transit of heavy vehicles, leading to increased tourist comfort in this region. bringing about an increase in the number of tourists.
To date, 60 engineers and 350 employees have been engaged in this work.
The project for the construction of the road Qukës – Qafë Plloçë, consists in the construction of a road segment of 43.4 km long. difficult terrain and therefore a large number of retaining and retaining walls will be built, more than 20 (twenty) bridges. The road will have a width of 12.5m with 2 crossing lines with a width of 3.75 m each (7.5 m in total). The total cost of the project is thought to be $ 152 million.