St Petersburg city centre to get ‘highway frame’
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Local government leaders in the Russian city of St Petersburg have announced plans for a ‘highway frame’ around the historic city centre.
The highway with uninterrupted traffic flow will connect the Primorsky district to Obvodny Canal with an entrance to Western High-Speed Diameter. The project offers to resume bridge construction across the Malaya Neva from Petrogradskaya Storona to Vasilyevsky Island, to reconstruct Obvodny Canal embankments, and to build a highway with a bridge in range of Fayansovaya and Zolnaya streets.
The project is expected to cost US $ 4.08- $4.71 billion (RUB 130-150bn), with around US $1.06 billion (RUB 34bn) coming from the Federal budget. The Federal funds are set to be transferred from Orlovsky tunnel project. Construction of highway 7 and the highway in range of Fayansovaya and Zolnaya streets are said to be implementable via concession agreements.