19 August 2021

9,500 people and 3,553 units of equipment are working on the M-12 highway

Today, on August 19, Marat Khusnullin, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, held a meeting with Vyacheslav Petushenko, the Chairman of the Board of the State Company Avtodor, on the project of the M-12 highway.

The first hundred meters of sample asphalt were laid on the stage 0 of the M-12 highway - Balashikha bypass. A sample bottom layer of asphalt was also laid at the 4th stage of the M-12 highway in Nizhny Novgorod region, near the village of Mukhtolovo.
Asphalt-concrete for laying was produced at the local plants. In total, 33 complexes for the production of asphalt are planned to be built along the M-12 highway, most of them at the 7th stage. At the moment, 11 plants for the production of asphalt-concrete mixtures have been commissioned. The rest are being installed at technological sites of the M-12 highway. Seven out of 17 concrete plants were also commissioned. They will supply mixtures for the construction of artificial structures. Most part of the units for production of concrete mixtures are planned to be built at the 6th stage.  The length of the road is over 800 kilometers, and installation of such units at each stage will ensure prompt concrete and asphalt supply for the road construction.

To ensure stream crossing in places where there are no bridges yet, temporary bridges are being built with the support of the Ministry of Defense. Pontoons are already set up across the river Pyana (2) in Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Sura at the 6th stage in the Republic of Chuvashia, and the Sviyaga at the 7th stage. Crossings over the Tyosha river at the 4th stage and the Vadok and the Vatma rivers at the 5th stage in Nizhny Novgorod region, the Myosha at the 8th stage in Tatarstan are being developed.
Materials are being actively supplied within preparation for the construction.  1 billion 280 thousand cubic meters of sand, 525 thousand cubic meters of crushed stone, and 2 million 527 thousand cubic meters of crushed stone-sand mixture were brought to the M-12 highway. 77 trunk communications and 161 engineering communications of local importance were replaced.  9,500 people and 3,553 units of equipment are working on the M-12 highway.

M-12 high-speed highway will make possible travelling by car from Moscow to Kazan in 6.5 hours and to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin in 4 hours, bypassing settlements. Cutting the travel time by half will give an impetus to the development of agglomerations economic potential, joining 17 largest regional centers.