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The new expressway is one third ready. Construction work has been launched at seven out of 10 sites.

The South-East Expressway (SEA) is the largest road construction project in Moscow for the coming years. It will improve the transport situation in the east, southeast and south of the capital, said Sergei Sobyaninduring the inspection of the section under construction from Ryazansky Prospect to the Third Transport Ring (TTK).

According to him, active road construction in Moscow continues, despite the problems associated with the pandemic.

“Expressways are global projects: the North-West Expressway has been completed, the North-Eastern Expressway has been completed by two-thirds, and one of the youngest projects is the South-Eastern Expressway, which today is also one-third completed. We are located on one of the key sections that connects the Third Ring Road, the main passage of the South-East Expressway and the Enthusiasts Highway. We make interchanges, overpasses over the tracks of MCD-2, MCC and so on, ”Sergei Sobyanin noted.

The South-East Expressway will run from Entuziastov Highway to Varshavskoye Highway, connecting the city’s major highways: North-East Expressway, Ryazansky Prospect, Third Transport Ring, Volgogradsky Prospekt, Shosseynaya Street, Kashirskoye Highway, Kaspiyskaya Street, South Rockada, Podolsky Kursantov streets and Lipetsk, MKAD with access to the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas through the Solntsevo – Butovo – Varshavskoe highway.

The new expressway will provide a diagonal connection between the east, southeast, south and southwest of the capital, reducing the traffic load on the center, TTK, MKAD and outbound highways. It will improve transport services for residents of 22 districts of Moscow: Nizhegorodsky, Lefortovo, Perov, Ryazansky, Sokolinaya Gora, Pechatnikov, Yuzhnoportovy, Tekstilshchikov, Nagatinsky Zaton, Kuryanov, Maryin, Lublin, Moskvorechya-Saburov, Tsaritsyn, Orekhovo-Borisov North, North Biryulev and South Chertanov, North and South Butov, Danilovsky, Nagatino-Sadovnikov. They are home to about 2.5 million people.

The length of the main line of the South-Eastern Expressway is about 28 kilometers. In total, taking into account the ramps and reconstruction of adjacent streets, more than 100 kilometers of roads, 59 artificial structures with a length of 24 kilometers and 13 pedestrian crossings will be built.

Construction stages

The construction of the South-East Expressway is divided into 10 sections. Work is already underway on seven of them. These are sections from Entuziastov highway to Ryazansky prospect; from Ryazansky prospect to TTK; from Graivoronovskaya to Shosseynaya street; from Shosseynaya street to Polbina street; from Polbina street to Kuryanovskiy boulevard; from Kuryanovskiy Boulevard to Kantemirovskaya Street, including a transport interchange at the intersection with Kashirskoye Highway; from the tracks of the Paveletsky direction of the Moscow Railway (MZhD) to the Moscow Ring Road – with a transport interchange at the intersection with the Moscow Ring Road.

Three sections are currently being designed: from Marshal Shestopalova Street to the tracks of the Paveletsky direction of the Moscow Railway; along the Caspian street from Kantemirovskaya street to the tracks of the Paveletsky direction of the Moscow Railway; from the Moscow Ring Road to the Solntsevo – Butovo – Varshavskoe highway.

At the moment, the overall construction readiness of the Southeast Expressway is 34 percent.

Section from Ryazansky Prospect to TTK

The construction of the second section of the SEA began in December 2019. A relatively short route several hundred meters long with an overpass through the MCD-2 railway tracks near Novokhokhlovskaya station will connect the Third Transport Ring with the main course of the future expressway and Ryazansky Prospekt. As a result, cars will be able to leave the Third Transport Ring at Ryazansky Prospekt and the main course of the South-East Expressway, bypassing Nizhegorodskaya Street. A straight path will reduce the extra mileage by more than two kilometers.

“This section has long been dreamed of – to connect the Third Transport Ring with Ryazansky Prospekt. It so happened that when the first stage of the construction of the Third Ring Road was implemented, there was an idea to connect them, but then this idea was postponed, “said Petr Aksenov, First Deputy Head of the Moscow City Construction Department.

According to him, this is one of the stages of the most difficult section of the South-East Expressway. It is included in the part of it where 19 artificial structures are to be built, and of the 15 kilometers of roads, 10 fall on overpasses.

In addition to the main course of the route, within the framework of the project, Novokhokhlovskaya Street will be reconstructed, entrances to the Novokhokhlovskaya station of the Moscow Central Ring (MCC) will be built, and two underground pedestrian crossings will be opened across the South-Eastern Expressway in the area of ​​house 98 on Nizhegorodskaya Street. In total, five kilometers of roads will be built and reconstructed on this section.

The area next to the new road will be improved. It is planned to break 4.3 hectares of lawns and 555 square meters of flower beds, plant 292 trees (maple, linden, poplar, mountain ash) and 2280 shrubs (bladder, spirea). In addition, the builders will have to move 34.5 kilometers of utilities.

Today the readiness of the second section of the South-East Expressway is 82%. The construction is planned to be completed in 2021, but the full traffic on the section from Ryazansky Prospekt to the Third Transport Ring will be launched later – after the opening of the ramps to Ryazansky Prospekt, which are being built as part of the head section of the expressway from Entuziastov Highway to Ryazansky Prospekt.

The opening of the second section will allow:

– to reduce the traffic load on the Third Transport Ring due to the redistribution of traffic flows;

– to increase the throughput of Ryazansky and Volgogradsky avenues, Entuziastov highway and Nizhegorodskaya street;

– to improve transport services for the Pechatniki, Nizhegorodsky, Yuzhnoportovy districts;

– to provide a comfortable approach to TPU Novokhokhlovskaya and Nizhegorodskaya.

“It will make it possible to connect the Third Transport Ring with Ryazansky Prospekt with an exit to Novokhokhlovskaya Street, to all adjacent streets that lead to residential neighborhoods, that is, a small section – only five kilometers – but it is very important and necessary for Muscovites,” he said Petr Aksenov, adding that the builders will be able to connect this section with the Enthusiasts highway before the plan – in 2022.

Moscow road network

From 2011 to 2020, 1,012.4 kilometers of roads were built in the capital, which is 17 percent of the existing road network. 295 artificial structures (bridges, tunnels, flyovers) and 248 off-street pedestrian crossings were erected. We have reconstructed or built from scratch 15 outbound highways and 17 interchanges on the Moscow Ring Road. For the movement of public transport on Moscow streets, 200 kilometers of dedicated lanes have been equipped.

Since the beginning of 2020, 103.4 kilometers of roads, 23 artificial structures and 17 pedestrian crossings have been built. Among them:

– a section of the new departure highway – General Dorokhova Avenue – from Aminevskoye Highway to Minskaya Street with a traffic intersection at the intersection with Minskaya Street (7.1 kilometers, eight artificial structures);

– the section of General Dorokhov Avenue from Minskaya Street to the Third Transport Ring (6.3 kilometers, two artificial structures, two pedestrian crossings);

– overpass across the MCC tracks from Prud-Klyuchiki Street to 1st Frezernaya Street (1.6 kilometers, one artificial structure);

– an underground pedestrian crossing through the tracks of the Oktyabrskaya railway in the Marfino area to the Fonvizinskaya metro station (192 meters);

– highway to the houses of the Severny district along the tracks of the Savelovsky direction of the Moscow Railways (2.5 kilometers);

– a link between Ramensky Boulevard and Vernadsky Avenue in the area of ​​the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov (1.3 kilometers, one pedestrian crossing);

– traffic interchange on the Kievskoe highway near the Salaryevo metro station (3.85 kilometers, four artificial structures, one pedestrian crossing);

– road network for servicing the Voronovskoye Moscow Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases (16 kilometers);

– the road from the village of Kommunarka to the Moscow Ring Road with a traffic intersection at the 40th kilometer of the Moscow Ring Road (a backup of the Kaluzhskoye Highway) (7.4 kilometers, two artificial structures, one pedestrian crossing);

– motor road Maryino – Salaryevo (13.65 kilometers, one artificial structure, one pedestrian crossing);

– departure from the city of Moskovskoye to Kievskoye highway, the first stage (0.7 kilometers);

– the Maryino – Salaryevo road, the second and third stages (10.45 kilometers);

– road network on the territory of the administrative and business center in the village of Kommunarka, the first stage (6.5 kilometers, two artificial structures).

Several large projects are planned to be completed by the end of the year: the extension of Oktyabrsky Prospekt in Troitsk (Akademika Cherenkov Street – Dalnyaya Street), the road from the Ostafyevo platform to Shcherbinka (with a terminal station for buses), access roads to fire stations in the settlements of Marushkinsky, Krasnopakhorsky, Kievsky, Klenovsky (Chernetskoye village), as well as the interchange between the Moscow Ring Road and Volokolamskoye Highway.

From 2021 to 2023, another 272 kilometers of roads, 89 artificial structures and 56 pedestrian crossings will be built. The key project will remain the construction of new expressways – the North-East Expressway, the South-Eastern Expressway and the South Road. They will improve communications between 73 districts of Moscow with a population of seven million.

Today the construction readiness of Moscow chords is 57 percent. 190 kilometers of roads, 98 artificial structures and 54 off-street pedestrian crossings were commissioned. The North-West Expressway is completely open to motorists – 83 kilometers of roads, 32 artificial structures and 30 pedestrian crossings. On the North-East Expressway, traffic was launched in six sections, on the South Road – in three.

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