President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of the newly-reconstructed Shaki-Gakh section of the Shaki-Gakh-Zagatala highway.
The head of state was informed about the work carried out as part of a project to reconstruct the Shaki-Gakh-Zagatala highway.
The length of the road is 35 km, of which 26 km pass through Shaki district and 9 km pass through Gakh district. This highway will help to improve transport links between the cities of Shaki and Gakh, shortening the 77-kilometer distance by 42 kilometers. The highway links 22 residential areas with the total population of 39,000 people. The project, which started in 2011, was carried out in two stages. The 35km-long Shaki-Gakh section was reconstructed under the first stage of the project, while the second stage saw the repair of the 28km-long Gakh-Zagatala stretch. The third technical degree highway, which is 12 meters in width, has two lanes.
Twenty bridges were built over the road. There are 12 bus stations along it.
The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening of the highway.
President Ilham Aliyev posed for photographs together with constructers.