Sarajevo Bypass Bosnia-Herzegovina

The short way to the express way

The Sarajevo bypass is part of the “Pan-European Transport Corridor V c” project, which has as its object a fast car route from Budapest to the Croatian Adriatic coast. The bypass relieves the burden of through traffic on the city and improves access to international E-road 73. The project consisted of a roughly 6-and-a-half mile long stretch of motorway and various junctions connecting the city of Sarajevo and the bypass itself with the E73 road. KREBS+KIEFER provided support with, among other things, organisation and documentation, contract and risk management, project monitoring and controlling.

In order to ensure the efficient handling of detailed planning, prequalification and choice of contractor, KREBS+KIEFER split the project into three parts. Route planning and sizing were carried out according to TEM (Transeuropean Motorways) standards. The following civil engineering structures were to be completed: six viaducts, three bridges over the rivers Bosnia and Miljacka, two flyovers, one subway and three 850m long tunnels.


  • General planning
  • Site supervision