The information provided by the Armenian and Georgian sides on the situation on Stepantsminda-Lars highway is not the same. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, the highway is only closed for trucks.
However, the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, in a telephone conversation with the correspondent of A1+ Company said that the highway is open for all vehicles.
Traffic is still one-sided but the Georgian side says it has not caused serious traffic jams.
In the meantime, the chairman of the Association of International Road Carriers of Armenia says the closed highway undermines the development prospects of our economy. Herbert Hambardzumyan says Armenian trucks are stuck at Upper Lars right now.