Ulyanovsk Region to Start Construction of Left Bank Crossing for Presidential Bridge in March 2020
At the meeting of the regional project committee of the national project "Safe and High-Quality Roads", which took place on 6 February, Governor Sergey Morozov heard a report on the schedule of activities and timeframes for their implementation.
The head of the region noted, “The Ulyanovsk region builds and repairs roads and bridges that make people's lives more comfortable every year. The left bank crossing is designed to significantly increase traffic capacity and to improve road safety. It is necessary to monitor the working process and the quality of materials that will be used during construction of this large and important facility.”
The new road, including the crossing itself, will be about three kilometers long. In 2020, preparatory work will be carried out to develop construction sites, temporary access roads and overhead roads, as well as to the rebuild utility systems. It is important to note that the whole construction site is designed so to prevent any damage to the Park of the 40th anniversary of All-Union Leninist Young Communist League in Zavolzhsky District.
“The new crossing will open prospects for development of the entire road network on the left bank of Ulyanovsk. We will start work on 2 March, and commissioning of the facility is planned for September 2021. The project will use modern materials and technologies, such as translucent highway sound barriers, LED energy-saving lighting, and composite barrier railings. The road will be covered with crushed stone-mastic asphalt; traffic barriers will consist of reinforced concrete parapet blocks of the New Jersey type,” - said Dmitry Vavilin, Minister of Industry and Transport of Ulyanovsk Region.
The left bank crossing will help to unload traffic flows and to reduce traveling time significantly. It is necessary to ensure direct route to the bridge crossing. The road will also allow decrease the load at Dimitrovgrad Highway where density of traffic reaches 30 thousand cars per day.