The 31.6km stretch of Hubballi Dharwad bypass (at present it is just 2 lanes!) will be widened into 6-lane Expressway (plus 4 lane service road) under EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) mode.
Gadkari will also inaugurate the Half Ring Road of Hubballi connecting National Highway 48, 218, and 63 outside the city limits of Hubballi.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) had called the Tenders for the Construction of 6 Lane Road including 4 lane Service Road from Gabbur in Hubballi till Narendra Cross at Dharwad.
All toll-plazas across the existing 2-lane HD bypass will be removed, and only one Toll plaza will be constructed. And another thing to note is that travelers in between Hubballi and Dharwad will be exempted from paying the toll.
As per the Tender, the project will be completed within 2.5 years and the contractor will maintain the road for the next 5 years. For more details on the project, refer the link here.