North-South Road Corridor Investment Program

Tranche 2. Ashtarak-Talin

Tranche 2 (Ashtarak – Talin) total length is around 42 km

Tranche 2 Loan Agreement was signed on 30 May 2011.

The consultant realizing design works is "Egis International" French company.

|Till 18.07.2019 the contractor was "Corsan-Corviam Construccion S.A." Spanish company.

Considering that the Contractor has stopped the construction works and left Armenia at the end of 2018, on July 18, 2019 the Spanish company "Corsan-Corviam Construccion S.A." was notified on the termination of the contract due to numerous breach of contract provisions and insolvency by the Contractor.

Measures are now being taken to continue the project.

Till 31.12.2019 the Program Management and Technical Supervision Consultant was a joint venture of French "SAFEGE" and Spanish "EPTISA" companies.


The construction cost for Tranche 2 is USD 179,6 million, taxes included. Credit funds provided by - Asian Development Bank.


Description of works under Tranche 2.

1. Ashtarak - Talin reconstruction of 42 km road section and widening of the existing 2-lanes up to 4-lanes.
2. Consultancy services and project management including survey preparation, as well as development of detailed designs, plans, construction supervision for further tranches financed in the framework of the Investment Program; preparation of bidding documents and capacity building. 


Ashtarak - Talin

Total length

42 km, where:
new alignment is envisaged for 15.32 km section, and works for widening of the existing 2-lane road up to 4-lane road will be implemented for 26.58 km section and construction of parallel carriageway

Pavement width

26.4 m

Major works

- widening of the existing 2-lane road up to 4-lane road from km29+600 to km71+500; 
- reconstruction of 9 interchanges, 3 of which are overpasses and 6 are underpasses; 
- construction of 15 T-junctions providing access to local roads/communities;
- reinforced concrete structures are: 18 agricultural crossings, 10 of which are for machinery and 8 are for pedestrians and 124 for drainage and water supply.


The pavement will comprise 18 cm of natural gravel layer, 15 cm of sand-gravel sub-base, 18 cm of crushed stone base and 26 cm of concrete pavement.





North-South Road Corridor Investment Program

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