Moscow City Government, Septemder 28, 2015
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin opened traffic on an overpass at the Volokolamskoye Motorway-Stratonavtov Prospekt interchange.
“We continue to improve traffic on city streets. Volokolamskoye Motorway is currently being upgraded. We have built an overpass to access the Tushinskaya and Spartak metro stations, the new Otkrytiye Arena and to improve local traffic,” Mr Sobyanin noted.
He added that the overpass spanning the Smaller Moscow Belt Railway (SMBR) would be completed in May 2016 and that it would be the last stage of the Volokolamskoye Motorway upgrade.
It took nine months to build the
In all, 4.3 kilometres of new roads, including 2.5 kilometres of alternate routes, have been built in and around Volokolamskoye Motorway.
“The overpass at the Volokolamskoye Motorway-Stratonavtov Prospekt intersection that was built in nine months will allow us to complete the first stage, as stipulated by the contract, and, in the long run to completely upgrade Volokolamskoye Motorway,” said Viktor Tikhonov, director-general of the contracting company.
There are also plans to establish designated transit lanes on alternative routes, to build the
Signal-free traffic will increase the capacity of this section by
The Volokolamsky overpass spanning the SMBR, consisting of a
The tram section will be widened to 6.9 metres, and the road will have five lanes in each direction, including two designated transit lanes for inbound and outbound traffic.
Under the Transport Infrastructure Development programme, the city has built over 400 kilometres of roads in the past five years. This is 150 percent more than
The city has also upgraded ten MKAD interchanges, and there are plans to build four more by late 2015.