7 February 2024

On the Northern Tver Bypass down the M-11 highway, the third stage of sliding the bridge span across the Volga has been completed

On the M-11 Neva, construction goes on at the second stage of the Northern Bypass of Tver with a total length of 28.6 km, spanning from the 149 km of the M-11 to the intersection with the Bezhetskoye Highway.

The builders have already finished the third stage of sliding the span at the largest structure of the entire Northern Tver Bypass — the bridge across the Volga River. Over the course of three days, the bridge builders carried out horizontal sliding of pre-assembled metal structures of the span over a distance of 111 meters. In the aggregate, 4.1 thousand tons of metal have been slid during the third stage.

On the whole, the builders will have to carry out five stages of sliding the Volga bridge span. The first two stages were completed last year. The last stage of sliding is scheduled for this spring.

The length of the bridge across the Volga River is 738 meters, and its height above the water level is 16.5 meters. The bridge will stand on 10 supports, 9 of which are completely ready.

Also, at the second stage of the Tver Bypass, two transport interchanges are being built, the one linking with the existing M-11 highway and the other, with the Tver-Kimry regional roadway. All in all, the construction workers will build 11 bridges and overpasses at this section. At 9 of them, the works on the installation of spans and construction of the bridge deck have already been completed.

The Northern Tver Bypass down the M-11 Neva will link up Moscow and St. Petersburg with a seamless high-speed connection without a single traffic light or at-grade intersection. The benefits of the new section include not only a considerable time-saver, but also the comfort and safety of road users. The Tver Bypass down the M-11 will be illuminated along its entire length, and noise barriers will be installed in the vicinity of residential areas. To prevent accidents involving wild animals, it is planned to construct biological crossings, livestock runs, and install mesh fences. As with the rest of the Russian Highways toll sections, a service of emergency commissioners will operate along the Tver Bypass, ready to aid motorists at any time of day and night.

The second stage of the Tver Bypass down the M-11 is scheduled to open in the summer of 2024. The traffic along the first stage spanning from the junction of the M-11 and the P-132 (Bezhetskoye Highway) to the 208 km of the M-11 was launched at the end of the past year. Now motorists traveling from St. Petersburg will be able to get to Bezhetsk and Yaroslavl bypassing Tver.