SMEC is providing design review, construction supervision and defects notification services for the 14.3 km road as well as five tunnels, 21 bridges and two interchanges on the Batumi Bypass Road project.
Georgia plans to construct a mountainous bypass road in Batumi, a coastal city along the Black Sea.
The 81 km Poti – Batumi – Sarpi road along the western coast of the country, mostly located in the Ajara Autonomous Republic, is a key highway and international transit route in Georgia. It is connected to the major Black Sea ports of Georgia and a number of beach resorts including Batumi and Kobuleti. In recent years, traffic congestion and accidents have increased, particularly at Batumi and Kobuleti during the tourist season.
The project road, which will bypass the city of Batumi to the east, is entirely located in Khelvachauri District and follows a new alignment through densely populated areas. The new Bypass starts at Kilometer 91 of the Senaki-Poti-Sarpi road, behind the Southern portal of the existing motorway tunnel, at the approach to the village of Makhinjauri. The Batumi bypass ends at Kilometer 4 of the existing Batumi-Akhaltsikhe Secondary Road.
This project promotes economic growth through infrastructure investment in Georgia. It will support tourism development and enhance regional connectivity and trade.
Additional benefits include improved efficiency for road transport along the East-West Highway in Georgia. Drivers diverting to the Batumi Bypass Road will benefit from faster, smoother travel. Drivers continuing to use the existing road will benefit from reduced travel time, lower cost of transportation, reduced congestion and shorter shipment time for agricultural products.
- Technical Area:
- Transport - Roads, Bridges and Highways
- Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia