Artificial forest restoration measures became a part of preparing the territory to the 0 stage of M-12 Highway construction to connect Moscow and Kazan.
Today, Vyacheslav Petushenko, Chairman of the Board of Avtodor State Company, and Vladimir Monastyrev, Director General of Transstroimekhanizatsiya LCC, took part in compensatory planting in Averkievo settlement, Noginsk district, Moscow region.
According to Vyacheslav Petushenko, the workers of M-12 Highway did a great job planting 4,909 young pine plants at the area of 1.4 hectares.
The first trees were planted in early spring. Currently, more than 120,000 young plants appeared at the area of 35 hectares. According to the Forest Code of the Russian Federation, more than 400 hectares of forest will be restored this year in Moscow region. Trees will be planted in the following forestries: Klin (29.43 ha), Noginsk (44.4 ha) and Russky Les forestry (29.6 ha). In these sections, more than 460,000 young pines and firs are to be planted. Pines and firs are the most valuable forest forming species.
Apart from compensatory planting, Vyacheslav Petushenko, Chairman of the Board of Avtodor State Company, told about the works currently in progress at the 0 stage of M-12 Highway. This stage of total length 66 kilometers will run across Moscow region: from the North-East Expressway (NEE) crossing the CRR to the junction with A-108 Moscow Large Road. The new highway will be assigned IB technical category, with six lanes.
Four transport junctions are to be constructed: with A-113 CRR, with A-108 Moscow Large Road, and Nosovikhinskoye Highway. Also, an interchange crossing the NEE and the designed Lytkarino – Tomilino –Kraskovo – Zheleznodorozhny Highway will be constructed.
A junction with Nosovikhinskoye Highway and the paid M-7 Volga – Elektrougli Highway being designed will become the crucial road artery for the agglomeration. It is a roundabout type crossing. It will support all travel directions. In addition, there will be two ramps directly aiming towards Nosovikhinskoye Highway.
Bridges will be built over the Klyazma, the Chernaya, the Bizyaevka, and the Vyunka Rivers. In general, 38 artificial structures will be erected.
At the main section of M-12 Highway, more than 300 engineering communications will be rearranged. They include three main gas pipelines, three legs of the main oil pipeline, main waterlines, power distribution lines, etc.
After commissioning of this section, the transit trucks will be redirected from M-7 Volga Highway running close to the road. It will improve the environmental impact and traffic in Moscow region. Drivers will be able not only to move faster but also to drive more safely. Logistics will also be improved, catering to economic growth of regions adjacent to M-12. The entire length of the road will be lit, with Free Flow barrier-free tolling system introduced.
Currently, the territory is prepared for the construction works. M-12 Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod – Kazan Highway will begin at the place of joining the North-East Expressway near the Pekhorka River, with the New Entry to the MRR from M-7 Volga Federal Highway to be built at the 60th kilometer of the MRR (bypasses of Balashikha and Noginsk towns in Moscow region).
Mosty i Dorogi Company is the general contractor at the 0 stage of M-12 dealing with territory preparation for the construction works. Transstroimekhanizatsiya LLC is a construction general contractor, and NordStar Company is the compensatory planting contractor.