Almost 280 kilometres of roads to be built in Moscow by 2020

Almost 280 kilometres of roads to be built in Moscow by 2020
Photo: Photo by the Mayor and Moscow Government Press Service. Yevgeny Samarin
The North-East and North-West expressways and the Southern Expressway will be completed by 2020.

The city plans to build or renovate 276 kilometres of roads and about 70 underpasses, overpasses and other transport infrastructure facilities over two and a half years, said Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction.

“Transport and road construction remains a city priority. We plan to complete many large road projects by 2020, especially the North-East and North-West expressways and the Southern Expressway,” he said.

According to Khusnullin, they will focus on building cross connections and local district roads. “About 30 such roads will be built or upgraded in the city over the next few years,” he said.

The thoroughfare from the village of Botakovo to the Borovskoye Motorway will open this summer. Khusnullin added that another local road would connect Michurinsky Prospect and Prospect Vernadskogo. The road will run from Ramensky Boulevard where it abuts Svetlanova Street and on to Prospect Vernadskogo.

Over the last six years, Moscow has renovated eight outbound routes with a total route length of 126 kilometres and 13 Moscow Ring Road interchanges, designated or added 150 kilometres of bus lanes and built 350 bus lay-bys.