Construction of 26.142 km European standard track is planned and progressing on the newly-building section of Akhalkalaki-Kartsakhi. 1435 gauge track will be laid with UIC 60 type rails on R/C sleepers. 53 artificial structures, including 5 bridges, are under construction process. A bridge on the river Kirbulakhi with dimensions 6 x 23.6 is being constructed using prestressed concrete bridge span for the first time after the breakdown of the Soviet Union.