Russian roads and bridges being planned

Russian road and bridge construction and maintenance works are being planned.
Road Structures / April 22, 2020 55 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
A new highway links is planned for the city of Ufa - © courtesy of Viktoriya Kirillova,

Further road and bridge projects are being planned in Russia, with considerable maintenance works already having been carried out.

In Russia’s capital Moscow more than 30km of roads have been built in the first quarter of 2020. In addition, 11 other major works have been carried out to build bridges, tunnels and overpasses. A further four pedestrian bridges and underpasses were also built in this period. By the end of 2020, Moscow’s road network will have benefited with the construction of an additional 32.5km of roads.

However, the city authorities in Moscow have currently halted work on all construction projects. This is due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus in the Moscow region and the measure may be extended if required.

This may delay work to build a 312m overpass for the Dmitrovskoe highway in Moscow. The contractor Monolitnoe Stroitelnoe Upravlenie-1 has been carrying out the work, with the project costing US$79.6 million and originally due for completion in 2022.

Other projects are planned for Moscow. There is a plan is to build a 680m bridge in the ZIL industrial zone ZIL in the Southern Administrative District of Moscow, however it is not clear if this work will also be delayed significantly. The work was intended to start in 2020 and includes building 5.9km of road links, as well as reconstructing the embankment alongside the Moscow River. The project also includes building new pedestrian crossings and public transport facilities.

Another plan calls for three viaducts to be built at the intersection for the Yaroslavskoe highway and the North-Eastern Chord. These will measure 700m, 550m and 200m. And a bridge spanning the Yauza River will be rebuilt as part of the NEC project, allowing it to carry three lanes in either direction. In addition, the interchange between the Moscow Ring Road and Lipetskaya street is to be rebuilt. The project is intended to commence in late 2020, including 2km of road works in all, as well as overpasses, a tunnel section and six exit ramps.

Meanwhile, a new highway project will be carried out close to the city of Ufa in the Republic of Bashkortostan (Volga), which forms part of the Russian Federation. The work has been awarded to contractor Dortransstroy, which will build a 30km stretch of the M-5 highway. The road will be built with two lanes in either direction and the contract is worth $322 million. The project is expected to take four years to complete, with it due to be ready for traffic in late 2024.

The contractor Mostootryad-46 will build a 3.7km bridge spanning the Volga River, which will link with the M-5 highway. The bridge will be built in the Samara Region and link the M-5 highway with Ulyanovsk. Once complete, the bridge will form part of the transport corridor connecting Europe with Western China.