25 May 2021

Speed Limit to Rise to 130 kph in June at Two Sections of M-11 Neva Highway

It is planned to increase the allowed speed on the sections from 59th to 146th km in the Moscow and Tver regions, and from 546th to 680th km in the Novgorod and Leningrad regions and in St. Petersburg. Considering the sections where such speed rates are already available, the drivers will be allowed to cover, in total, 571 kilometers of M-11 Highway at a speed of 130 kph.

Such speed limits are permitted on the highways of the highest technical category with separated opposed streams. It is the quality of the road, high level of its maintenance and construction that allow increasing the speed limit without reducing the traffic safety.

M-11 Highway complies with these parameters, it does not have any pedestrian crossings and intersections with other roads at one level. All sections from 59th km to St. Petersburg are fully illuminated. The highway is equipped with elements of traffic control system such as security cameras, transport detectors, incident detection system, and weather stations. Road display panels promptly warn drivers on changes of weather or M-11 traffic pattern.

Currently, the total length of highway sections with the increased speed limit run by Avtodor is 781 kilometers. A speed limit of 110 kph is allowed along 418 kilometers, and 130 kph - along other 363 kilometers. The State Company plans to increase gradually the speed limit on those sections, where the transport and operational indicators and traffic conditions comply with the requirements.

The increased speed limit contributes to the traffic capacity, uniformity of traffic flow and reduces the travel time. On such sections, drivers do not need to make unnecessary lane-changes and maneuvers, which ultimately ensures the required road safety, but under one important condition — full compliance with the traffic rules by drivers.