Currently, construction works are underway on both sections of the highway.
On the first lot of the road, which includes the Tskere-Kobi section, at this stage, 3 662 meters of the main tunnel have been drilled with a tunnel boring machine (TBM) specially made for the project. At the same time, concrete cladding works are being carried out. Also, works are underway in the evacuation tunnel. In particular, 3 371 meters have been drilled so far.
The deadline for completion of construction work is October 2024.
Within the scope of Lot 2 (on the 12.7 km section of Kvesheti-Tskere), works are being carried out on both sides of the I bridge, 55 m has been drilled on one side and 350 m on the other side. The construction of girders, foundation and piers concreting works are in progress on the II bridge, and the construction of the portal of the III tunnel is also underway.
The deadline for completion of the construction works is set for October 2023.