New flyover opens at MKAD-Ryazansky Prospekt interchange
New flyover opens at MKAD-Ryazansky Prospekt interchange

Moscow City Government, Septemder 4, 2015
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin opened traffic on a new flyover at the Moscow Ring Road (MKAD)-Ryazansky Prospekt interchange.

“We continue to build new overpasses in the city. In the past few years, we’ve rebuilt ten interchanges, and four more will be ready before the year is out. This new interchange is part of Ryazansky Prospekt. We launched this project exactly 12 months ago, and the first stage is already complete,” Mr Sobyanin said.

Mr Sobyanin said the second Ryazansky Prospekt connector ramp would open this October. “I hope most of this project, including the underpass, will be finished by late 2015,” he noted.

Deputy Moscow Mayor for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin said the interchange capacity would increase by about 25 percent here.

Dmitry Yevseyev, the CEO of the general contractor, said all access routes had been completed, and that the entire interchange would be ready by early 2016.

The Kotelniki metro station is also scheduled to open soon, and reconstruction of Ryazansky Prospekt is nearing completion. Over 400,000 people in the Nekrasovka and Zhulebino districts and in Lyubertsy, Kotelniki and Zhukovsky near Moscow will benefit from these projects.

The new 168-metre flyover channels inbound traffic from the anticlockwise direction of the MKAD onto Ryazansky Prospekt. It will help redistribute traffic on the MKAD and on Ryazansky Prospekt and increase the capacity of local roads, the MKAD included.

Launched in September 2014, the project includes replacing an obsolete two-level ‘clover leaf’ interchange with a four-level interchange with direct exits and an underpass. It is scheduled to be completed next year.

In all, over six kilometres of roads, including a 178-metre right-turn ramp for inbound traffic from the clockwise side of the MKAD, the above 168-metre flyover and a 600-metre underpass for traffic from the Moscow Region to transitions onto the clockwise direction of the MKAD, will be built. There are also plans to rebuild nearby sections of the MKAD, Ryazansky and Lermontovsky prospekts, to build acceleration lanes, side roads and routes for accessing nearby residential areas. And a traffic police post will be installed.

The Ryazansky-2 pedestrian overpass on Ryazansky Prospekt will be replaced with a new structure, and a pedestrian underpass near the 7th kilometre of the MKAD will also be upgraded.

All nearby areas will be improved after the construction is completed.

The upgraded interchange will feature acceleration lanes on the MKAD, and on Ryazansky and Lermontovsky prospekts for easier merging. Local traffic capacity will increase; the Zhulebino and Nekrasovka districts, as well as Lyubertsy and Zhukovsky in the Moscow Region, will be more accessible; public transit will reach the Lermontovsky Prospekt metro station more easily; and reduced congestion will improve the local environment.

Southeastern Moscow and the Moscow Region have become more accessible over the past few years. Several ambitious transport projects have been implemented in this area and on the M5 Ural Motorway. The Lermontovsky Prospekt and Zhulebino metro stations have opened, and an interchange at the MKAD-Volgogradsky Prospekt intersection rebuilt. Another interchange has been completed at the Novoryazanskoye Motorway-Generala Kuznetsova Street-Marshala Poluboyarova Street interchange. The M5 Ural Motorway’s initial section in the Moscow Region has been rebuilt at federal expense, and a road bypassing Bronnitsy opened.

The Kotelniki metro station is nearing completion. The Ryazansky Prospekt—MKAD interchange will also be upgraded soon. Work is underway to build the Moscow Metro’s new Kozhukhovskaya Line, and Volgogradsky Prospekt is also being upgraded.

Under the 2011-2015 Transport Infrastructure Development programme, over 400 kilometres of city roads have been built, including those, due to open before the year is out. This is 150 percent more than in 2006-2010 when 168 kilometres of roads were completed in total. In all, 112 flyovers, underpasses and bridges, as well as 139 pedestrian underpasses and overpasses have been built. This too considerably exceeds the construction volumes of the past five years (48 road structures and 39 pedestrian crossings).

Eight radial routes have been upgraded, and 150 kilometres of designated transit lanes and 350 bus laybys established. Surface transit has therefore improved considerably. Ten MKAD interchanges have also been built and upgraded, and four more are to be upgraded before the end of the year.

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