MOSCOW, November 3 (Itar-Tass) —— Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin declared that large-scale reconstruction would begin on almost half of the city motorways in the outgoing year.
Ten motorway reconstruction projects have been prepared, and ten more are being drafted yet. It means that we will begin motorway reconstruction and reconstruction on adjoining land on outbound motorways this year, Sobyanin said at a meeting of the city planning commission on Thursday. The reconstruction on ten more motorways will begin in 2012, Sobyanin said.
The mayor assessed the volume of the reconstruction work as "big and serious". An overall length of the road network to be reconstructed is 270 kilometers, Sobyanin said.
Apart from the motorway reconstruction local construction is planned on adjoining territory in the range of 38 kilometers. It is also planned to build stopover sites for public transport with an overall length of 12 kilometers and build 55 duplicates in addition to the principal motorways.
A total of 78 underpass and 28 overpass corridors for pedestrians and 615 kilometers of engineering facilities will be built during the motorway reconstruction, Sobyanin said.
The city mayor instructed his deputy, Marat Khusnullin who heads the Moscow construction complex, to develop a structure and a calendar plan of the reconstruction of a city road network so as to study these documents and make a corresponding decision at the next meeting of the city planning commission.
Sobyanin ordered to have all the reconstruction projects of the principle motorways to be displayed on the website of the Moscow Architecture Committee for a broad public discussion.