Batumi Bypass Road Project


The Asian Development Bank is helping Georgia build a new bypass road skirting the busy port city of Batumi, which will cut traffic congestion and support smoother transport movements along a key east–west highway near the city. Along with construction of the 14.3-kilometer (km) two-lane bypass road, the project will also support repairs and maintenance work on about 200 km of secondary connecting roads.

Expected Outcome

The project will improve efficiency for road transport along the East–West Highway in Georgia, and improve regional connectivity in Georgia so that it can play the role of regional transport and logistics hub.

Expected Outputs

  • New bypass road skirting Batumi constructed
  • Routine and periodic maintenance carried out using performance-based maintenance contracts
  • Detailed design, environmental impact assessment, detailed land acquisition and resettlement plan and bidding documents for Batumi Bypass-Sarpi (Section of E-70 road)

Project Types



Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 114
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 114
Government of Georgia 87.2
Total 315.2