Albania/Kosovo

Thirra Highway Tunnel secured

Once completed, the new Albania-Kosovo Highway will link Kosovo with the seaport of Durres on the Adriatic Sea, crossing Albania. The travel route will then be much easier and shorter, thus significantly contributing to increasing trade and tourism in this area of northern Albania.

On the Albanian side, 1,858 m high Mt. Runes divides the planned highway section between the towns of Rreshen and Kalimash. Engineers decided to guide the new highway through the mountain in a 5.5 km long double tube tunnel. Tunnelling work for the Thirra Tunnel started in May 2007 from all 4 portals simultaneously.

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