North-South Road Corridor Investment Program

Tranche 1. Yerevan-Ashtarak, Yerevan-Artashat


 Tranche 1 (Yerevan – Ashtarak 11,4km, Yerevan – Artashat 19,6km) total length is around 31 km

Tranche 1 Loan Agreement was signed on 12 October, 2009.
The consultant realizing design works is "Egis International" French company.
The contractor is "Corsan-Corviam Construccion S.A." Spanish company.

The Program Management and Technical Supervision Consultant is a joint venture of French "SAFEGE" and Spanish "EPTISA" companies.

The construction cost for Tranche 1 is USD 70,4 million, taxes included. Credit funds provided by - Asian Development Bank.


1. Yerevan – Ashtarak

2. Yerevan - Artashat

Total length

11.4 km

19.6 km

Width of 4-lane pavement

20.4 m

29.7 m

Major works

Dismantling of the existing asphalt pavement, rehabilitation of sub-base, concrete pavement laying (h=26 cm), reconstruction of existing engineering structures

Milling of about 3 cm of the existing asphalt, concrete pavement laying (h=24 cm), construction of drainage system, upgrading of road safety including installation of traffic signs

Reconstruction of ramps of

- Yeghvard – Ashtarak
- Mughni – Vanadzor
- Parpi
- Byurakan

- Masis
- Mkhchyan
- Dimitrov
- Artashat

Other works

Upgrading of lighting on main sections and at overpasses

Upgrading of lighting on main sections and at overpasses


On Artashat-Ararat section road safety measures were improved including road marking and installation of traffic signs.


Take-over of the road sections to the Client, Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Armenia, took place in June 2016.


As to major civil works carried out in some sections of Tranche 1 after take-over, these works are implemented within the framework of “Reconstruction/Construction/Rehabilitation Project of 9 Overpasses and 1 Bridge of M2 Yerevan-Artashat and M1 Yerevan-Ashtarak road sections” launched in June 2016, under which the existing 9 overpasses at M2 Yerevan-Artashat road section are under reconstruction, as well as 2 new overpasses are being constructed in the territory of Marmarashen and Burastan communities. Under the scope of the same Project, 1 overpass and 1 bridge are under rehabilitation at Yerevan-Ashtarak road section. The mentioned works were foreseen by Tranche 3 Procurement Plan of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program and are financed from respective cost savings.