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I-2 road (Bulgaria)

Republic road I-2 (Bulgarian: Републикански път I-2) is a major road in Northeastern Bulgaria. It runs between Danube Bridge, at the Danube border with Romania, and Varna, at the Black Sea coast. It is 203 km (126 mi) long. In half of its length, between Shumen and Varna, it is superseded by Hemus motorway (A2).

Republic Road I-2 shield

Republic Road I-2
Републикански път I-2
I-2 road highlighted in orange
Route information
Length203 km (126 mi)
Major junctions
FromDanube Bridge BAB-Grenze.svg; Romania
Major citiesRuse, Razgrad, Shumen
Highway system
Transport in Bulgaria


Road I-2 begins from Danube Bridge, at the Danube border with Romania. The road bypasses Ruse, the fifth largest city in Bulgaria, and then runs southeast. It crosses the small town of Tsar Kaloyan, bypasses Razgrad and continues towards Shumen, the 10th largest city in Bulgaria. In 2012, road I-2 between Ruse and Shumen was expanded up to 3-lane single carriageway.[1]

At the Belokopitovo interchange, road I-2 links with the Hemus motorway (A2). The connection was officially inaugurated on August 3, 2015.[2] Between Shumen and the Black sea coast at Varna, the second largest city in Bulgaria, the road runs parallel to Hemus motorway as a 2-lane single carriageway.


  1. ^ "Правителството отпусна 10 млн. лв. за пътя Русе-Шумен" (in Bulgarian). Darik News. 3 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Магистрала "Хемус" от днес е с пет километра по-дълга" (in Bulgarian). Dnevnik. 3 August 2015.

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