Metro, roads, housing, and outpatient clinics — top priorities of Moscow’s investment programme

Metro, roads, housing, and outpatient clinics — top priorities of Moscow’s investment programme
Photo: Photo by the Mayor and Moscow Government Press Service. Denis Grishkin
A large part of the city’s Targeted Investment Programme will be aimed at public transit infrastructure development.

The Targeted Investment Programme (TIP) for 2017-2020 was approved at a meeting of the Moscow Government. This is a list of projects that will be funded by the city. The new programme retains the priorities of the city’s investment policy as decided in 2011.  The 2018-2020 budget and TIP lay emphasis on social issues and will ensure stable economic development.

“All items in the previous programme are preserved while some, such as transport construction and housing development, have been expanded considerably. About 600 new projects will be designed and built under the Targeted Investment Programme from 2018 to 2020,” said the Deputy Moscow Mayor for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin. He added that the programme enables the continuous development of the city.

Facilities

2018–2020

Metro lines, kilometres

81.7

Metro stations

35

Depots

6

Roads, kilometres

296.3

Various projects: bridges, overpasses, pipelines, etc.

81

Pedestrian crossings

42

Outpatient clinics

27

Hospitals 

18

Hospital reconstruction and extensions

7

Ambulance stations

7

Kindergartens

31

Schools and extensions to school buildings

57 

Parks, cultural and heritage sites (museums, theatres, culture and leisure institutions, monuments, cultural heritage structures)

27

Housing (including construction under the relocation programme), thousand square metres

2690.7

Sports facilities, including:

18

sports and recreation centres

9

football pitches

1

swimming pools

2

Fire depots, fire and rescue units, rescue stations

20

Thirty-five new metro stations and a tram line

“A large part of the programme, about 70 percent of the total, will again be spent on public transit infrastructure. The Moscow Metro and public transit infrastructure in general are the major recipients," the Deputy Mayor said.

Moscow Metro development is a top priority in the Targeted Investment Programme. Between 2018 and 2020, 81.7 kilometres of new lines, 35 metro stations, and six train maintenance facilities will be added. The Kozhukhovskaya Line, sections of the Third Interchange Circuit, and the Sokolnicheskaya Line extension to Kommunarka will be completed.

New lines are to be designed and built as well, for example, from Ulitsa Novatorov to the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas (to Stolbov). Moreover, urban planning documentation and feasibility studies for the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line extension from Rasskazovka to Vnukovo are about to begin, as well as for the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line to the Severny district; a new Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya Line will also be built, as well as other projects.

The TIP also includes funding for the construction of the technical structure of 55 transit hubs and subsidies for the development of the Kievskoye line on the Moscow Railway.

A new tram line, 5.2 kilometres long, will appear in Moscow shortly. It will run from the Prazhskaya metro station in the Zapadnoye Biryulyovo district, where a new tram maintenance facility for 150 tram cars is to open.

About 300 kilometres of roads

In the next three years about 300 kilometres of roads, 42 pedestrian crossings, and 81 other projects: bridges, elevated roads, pipelines, etc., are planned.

“So, despite the fast pace of transit related infrastructure construction in Moscow, the approved programme will not slow it down, and over 100 kilometres of roads are to be built annually,” Marat Khusnullin said.

The new TIP includes 37 new road projects with a total route length of about 130 kilometres. Among them are sections of the Southern Expressway and the southern road parallel to Kutuzovsky Prospekt, which is expected to be completed in the coming years.

Major sections of the North-West and North-East expressways will also be completed.

“Most of the North-West Expressway is to be finished next year,” the Deputy Mayor noted.

The ZIL and Kommunarka districts will be completely connected to the public transit system.

Moscow will continue to create a transport system for the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas, which means connecting the Kaluzhskoye Motorway with the Central Ring Road (TsKAD), building the Solntsevo-Butovo-Vidnoye road, and so on.

Renovated embankments

The comprehensive improvement and reconstruction of Moskva River embankments will continue. In the next three years work will take place on the Karamyshevskaya, Simonovskaya and Krutitskaya embankments, and a new public embankment on the right bank of the Moskva-River from Filyovsky Park to Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theatre is to be designed.

In Nekrasovka, the grounds around Chernoye Lake are due to undergo improvements as well. Residents will have a comfortable place for sports and recreation.

Housing, outpatient clinics, and schools

In total, 2.7 million square metres worth of housing, including the relocation programme, are to be built in 2018-2020.

"Starting this year, funding for housing and related infrastructure — healthcare, education and cultural facilities, as well as for social support and sports — will be carried out under the Targeted Investment Programme and subsidies from the city provided by the Moscow Relocation Assistance Fund. Substantial funds in Moscow’s budget have been reserved for these purposes — about 478 billion roubles, including the Moscow Relocation Assistance Fund subsidies," the Deputy Mayor explained.

Residents involved in the relocation programme will begin to be moved this year. In the buildings already built, flats are being re-finished under the new standards. "I can say that next year we will have about one million square metres of housing for the relocation program," he said.

Buildings for residents on the waiting list will continue to be built under the housing programme.

"Housing construction or provision will continue at last year’s pace, there will be no slowdown," Marat Khusnullin added.

Over the next three years more than 180 social infrastructure projects are to be erected, including 88 schools and kindergartens, 27 outpatient clinics, 18 hospital buildings and seven ambulance stations, nine sports and recreation centres, two swimming pools, five museums, five theatres, etc. About 85 social facilities will be built off-budget, at the expense of investors. "The Targeted Investment Programme is a tool to attract investment to various sectors of the economy and social sphere," Marat Khusnullin said.

Philharmonic in Zaryadye Park, VDNKh pavilions, and five ski slopes

Some of the projects that will be created in 2018-2020 are unique. These include a multi-specialty hospital with a maternity clinic in Kommunarka, a perinatal cardiology centre at Vorokhobov clinical hospital, two medical buildings at Pirogov clinical hospital No 1, the Et Cetera Theatre (second line), the Philharmonic Hall in Zaryadye Park. The new stage of the Durov Animal Theatre, Ostankino Manor (restoration of a unique cultural heritage landmark), historical pavilions, attractions and other facilities at VDNKh (the National Exhibition of Economic Achievements), an exhibition centre, a large sports centre at Nekrasovka with an indoor ice rink, a swimming pool, an extreme park and a workout area are also on the list.

In the next three years five ski slopes (Zarechye, Shipilovsky, Sevastopol, Novo-Peredelkino, Kurkino) are to be built.

The budget calls for 1.48 trillion roubles to be allocated under the programme between 2018 and 2020: 509.7 billion roubles in 2018, 470.8 billion roubles in 2019, and 505.9 billion roubles in 2020.