The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) in 2020 intends to start designing a new bypass road around Kyiv and in 2021 its construction. This is stated in the presentation of Ukravtodor, published on the agency’s Telegram channel.
According to the published data, the project provides for the construction of a “half-ring” with a total length of about 150 km, which will connect five international routes. It is planned that the road will consist of six sections and will connect the following roads: M-07 Kyiv-Kovel, M-06 Kyiv-Chop, M-05 Kyiv-Odesa, H-01 Kyiv-Znamyanka, H-08 Boryspil-Mariupol, M- 03 Kyiv-Kharkiv and M-01 Kyiv-Chernihiv.
According to preliminary calculations, peak traffic on certain sections of the road will be more than 70,000 cars per day and the total traffic will exceed 300,000. In addition, within the framework of the project, it is planned to build a 5.9-km bridge with approaches across the Dnipro River.
The estimated cost of the project is UAH 85 billion.
Currently, a tender has already been announced for the design work of the first section of 35.2 km between M-06 Kyiv-Chop and M-05 Kyiv-Odesa with an estimated cost of UAH 12 billion.
According to Ukravtodor, it is planned to complete the construction of the Kyiv bypass road in five to six years, subject to stable funding. (Open4Business/Business World Magazine)