The construction of the Skopje-Blace highway will start in spring, next year and will be built in two phases, said Minister of Transport and Communications Goran Sugareski during a working visit to the Municipality of Arachinovo.

In the first phase, 1.6 km will be built and then the remaining part of a dozen kilometers will be completed, further construction will be carried-out in parallel.

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani recently said that the construction of the highway will cost 100 million euros, however, the minister without portfolio says he does not want to speculate, and that the exact amount will be known when the project is completed.

The first part of the highway will be financed by the Public Enterprise for State Roads and the rest with the assistance of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The route will feature a total of nine bridges and four tunnels.