Tunnel Boring Machine – TBM, especially manufactured for construction of the tunnel has been already delivered in Georgia under Kvesheti-Kobi Road and 9 km long Tunnel Construction Project.
Construction of 9 km tunnel will be carried out for the first time in Georgia by use of Tunnel Boring Machine –TBM. TBM is one of the most high-tech tunneling machines. The construction of the tunnel with this method significantly reduces the impact on the environment and is highly safe. TBM, in parallel with the tunnel boring, provides concrete lining of the tunnel, which further increases the safety standard.
Intensive construction works of 23 km long Kvesheti-Kobi road and 9 km tunnel will start this year.
Existing Kvesheti-Kobi road passes through difficult geographical route. Due to the heavy snowfall and avalanche hazard in winter, movement on the mentioned road is unsafe. Construction of a new road and tunnel will solve a long-standing problem and at any time of the year it will be possible to move smoothly and safely on this route.
The tunnel, which will be built within the framework of Kvesheti-Kobi road project, will be 9 km long and 15 meters wide, and its analogue will not exist not only in Georgia but also in the region.