14 February 2024

Large-scale reconstruction is planned to be carry out at the M-3 Ukraine highway

Traffic has been launched along the traffic intersection at the 131st km of the M-3 Ukraine. The opening ceremony of the road structure was attended by the Governor of the Kaluga Region Vladislav Shapsha, and the Chairman of the Board of the Russian Highways State Company Vyacheslav Petushenko.

The new interchange will improve traffic safety at the M-3 Ukraine in the Kaluga region, by splitting the traffic flows and removing the traffic light. Drivers will be able to quickly and comfortably turn around both towards Moscow and Kaluga.

The new interchange will improve transport accessibility of nearby settlements, namely, Golovteevo, Maksimovka and Podpolkovo. Furthermore, the non-stop flow of transit transport will have a nature-positive impact.

 “There are a number of settlements and gardening communities located over there that previously have experienced some inconvenience when traveling towards Moscow. It is no less important that school buses run along this road as well. Therefore, this is a vital structure for our region that will provide comfort and, most importantly, road safety,” noted Vladislav Shapsha.

Road workers installed lighting at the intersection and its exits, mounted an axial barrier fence and road signs and applied markings.

The future plans of the Russian Highways State Company include a large-scale reconstruction of the section from the 65th to the 124th km of the M-3 Ukraine highway. The project stipulates the expansion of the road to 6 lanes from the 65th to 102nd km and to 4 lanes from the 102nd to 124th km. Besides, 13 transport interchanges will be constructed. Instead of zebra crossings, road workers will build 11 overpasses.

 “We don't just build roads, we create a full-fledged infrastructure service. Once the reconstruction is over, Moscow and Kaluga will be linked up by a safe highway with lighting along its entire length, multifunctional road service areas, and high-quality cellular communications. Getting from Kaluga and Bryansk to Moscow will become much faster and more comfortable. Transport accessibility of the largest industrial parks in the Kaluga and Moscow regions, such as Vorsino, Obninsk, Kotovo and others, will also be improved,” emphasized Vyacheslav Petushenko.