Moscow-St. Petersburg motorway believed to be opened by 2018

Apr 18, 2016 11:04 am

The chairman of the board of the State Company Russian Highways promised that the Moscow-St. Petersburg motorway will be opened by the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The Moscow-St. Petersburg motorway or M11 will be opened by the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reports TASS with reference to the chairman of the board of the State Company Russian Highways (Avtodor) Sergei Kelbakh.

“Moscow-St. Petersburg motorway will be put into operation by the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup”, Mr. Kelbakh said during the first forum Expo Build Russia 2016 hold on Friday in Yekaterinburg.

The total length of the M11 route will be 669 km with up to 150 km/h fastest speed limit. The number of lanes will vary from 10 in Moscow region to 8-lane sections at the entrance to St. Petersburg, and from 6 to 4-lane in the other sections of the motorway.

According to Mr. Kelbaha, by 2020, the Don motorway or M4 will be also fully operational. It will connect cities of Moscow, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and Novorossiysk.

Expo Build Russia 2016 was dedicated to the construction activities, architecture, housing issues, real estate activities, roads construction, economics and management. I has seen a participation of over 250 companies from all over Russia and CIS countries. The event was organized by the Government of the Sverdlovsk region.

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