My Street improvements at Bolshaya Lubyanka and Petrovka nearing completion

My Street improvements at Bolshaya Lubyanka and Petrovka nearing completion
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Street lights will soon be fitted with energy saving bulbs. Bolshaya Lubyanka will be resurfaced while part of Petrovka will get traditional paving stones.

My Street renovation is nearing completion on Bolshaya Lubyanka and Petrovka streets.The cable duct system and storm-water drainage were buried underground. The pavements (sidewalks) have been covered with large granite paving stones and new curbstones have been added.

On Petrovka Street, new street lights with energy-saving bulbs are being installed while on Bolshaya Lubyanka the street lighting replacement has just begun. Over 23,000 square metres of the road on Bolshaya Lubyanka will be resurfaced. The work to complete Petrovka includes the installation of benches, rubbish bins and also navigation boards.

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Petrovka will become one of the streets in central Moscow to have a historical stone block pavement. The section outside Maly Theatre will be accessible for walking. The same paving technique will be used on Tverskaya, Sretenka and Zemlyanoi Val streets. During the renovation around the Central Children’s Store in 2015, workers discovered a late 19th century pavement built of clinker bricks around the edges, a road building technology typical for that period of time. The clinker road section of around 40 square metres was built on Pushechnaya Street near the Saint Sophia Church.

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An archaeological find will become part of Petrovka’s new look. The fragments of the lower (underground) level of the 17th century Naryshkin Chambers discovered during the maintenance work will be protected with glass. The fragments are currently being restored.

Pavements (sidewalks) on the renovated Bolshaya Lubyanka and Petrovka streets will be widened by an average of 2.5 to 5 metres depending on the section. The number of car lanes will, however, remain the same. Also on Bolshaya Lubyanka, one lane in each direction will be designated for public transportation only.

Planting will start once the improvement work has come to a close. Trees and shrubs will be dug in late autumn as this is the best time for them to acclimatise.