Major investment planned for Russia’s Federal Road network
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Russia will spend some of its revenues from its oil industry on improving its road network. Some 350km of Federal Roads were built in Russia in 2011 and 230km of Federal Roads have been constructed in Russia so far during 2012. Spending on Russia’s Federal Roads was US$$12.7 billion during this year. The investment in Russia’s Federal Roads is expected to increase to $14.6 billion in 2013, and to $16.6 billion by 2015. The work is needed as just 30% of Federal Roads currently meet requirements. And in capital Moscow, the authorities will increase investment in the road network to $3.98 billion. There are several projects in hand and these include completing the reconstruction of five major highways connecting the city with the rest of the country.