On the evening of 18 March, the next My Street project for public space development will begin in Moscow. This will include sections of the Kremlin Ring (Novaya Square and Kitaigorodsky Proyezd along Ilyinsky public garden), the Boulevard Ring, Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment and Petrovka Street (between Karetny Ryad and Petrovskiye Linii streets).
Traffic won’t be restricted in these locations. Like last year, the repairs will be limited to the outer lanes and pavements (sidewalks).
“These projects will only cause minor inconveniences for pedestrians and drivers,” reported the Moscow Department for Major Housing Repairs.
Pedestrian and driver safety will be addressed by the use of barriers separating pavements (sidewalks) and streets from construction work. After dark, the sites will be lit. Also, temporary signage will be put up.
After initial preparations, the construction will be carried out by contractors. Underground cable lines will be laid to remove overhead lines. Pavements (sidewalks) will be widened for a more walkable atmosphere. The number of traffic lanes will remain intact. Building facades will receive facelifts. New LED street lights will be installed.
As reported earlier, both the Kremlin and Boulevard rings were partially upgraded last year. This included the clockwise side from Arbatskaya Square to Pokrovka Street. Click here to see how Mokhovaya, Manezhnaya, and Okhotny Ryad streets and Teatralny Proyezd look today.
The My Street programme includes over 80 city sites for 2017. Last year, 61 streets in the city centre were upgraded.