The Rikoti Pass
(რიკოთის უღელტეხილი) (el. 996 meters) is a mountain pass
in the southern portion of the Likhi Range
, a spur of the Greater Caucasus
which divides Georgia
into its western and eastern parts. The Tbilisi
highway connecting the two major cities of Georgia runs through the pass in a rock-cut tunnel of 1,722 m. length which was constructed in 1982.