By Vugar Khalilov

The construction of the Shukurbayli-Jabrayil-Hadrut highway, one of the road infrastructure projects implemented in the Karabakh and Eastern Zangazur economic regions, is underway, Azernews reports by the National Agency for automobile roads.

The 39.7 kilometer long Shukurbayli-Jabrayil-Hadrut highway starts from Hajigabul-Minjivan-Zangazur corridor and passes through Shukurbayli village of Jabrayil region to Hadrut settlement of Khojavend region.

The highway is developed in accordance with the first technical category, four-lane, within the framework of the Karabakh development plan. The highway is 14 meters wide. The asphalt concrete pavement and man-made structural building on the 14 kilometer segment of the road are nearing completion.

In the 25.7 km section, the construction of a 21.5 meter wide platform and bedding in accordance with the first technical category, the construction of the road base and the laying of a smooth asphalt-concrete pavement are in progress in the areas where the platform is ready.

To obtain the normative width of the road passing through a hilly place with difficult terrain, rocks are cut in certain areas by machines, and a new platform is formed by blasting mountains.

In order to reduce the road’s negative impact on the environment, including wildlife, 85 percent of the construction works on 37 round pipes, 95 percent on nine rectangular water crossings designed to ensure the transfer of the water along the route, as well as as 93 percent on seven underpasses and 80 percent on reserve crossings, have been completed.

Construction of six road bridges on the 2nd, 19th, 20th, 27th, 31st and 39th km of the Shukurbayli-Jabrayil-Hadrut highway is underway. The construction of the bridges at km 2.19 and 39 is nearing completion. One of the bridges is designed at the intersection of the Hajigabul-Minjivan-Zangazur corridor. The bridge will provide easy access to and from the highway.

Construction works are carried out under the direct supervision of the Azerbaijani State Automobile Roads Agency in accordance with the requirements of construction norms and rules. Construction of the road is expected to be completed in 2023.

The Shukurbayli-Jabrayil-Hadrut highway passes through the liberated districts of Khojavend, Fuzuli and Jabrayil. The highway covers about 20 settlements in the region, including Hadrut settlement and Jabrayil town.

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