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According to the Deputy Prime Minister, despite the spread of coronavirus infection, the road workers not only did not slow down the pace of work compared to last year, but also exceeded their plans.

Marat Khusnullin at a meeting on the results of the implementation of the national project “Safe and High-Quality Roads” in 2020

Today, within the framework of Transport Week, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin held a meeting with the heads of Russian entities, where they discussed the results of the implementation of the Safe and High-Quality Roads National Project in 2020 and its reformatting until 2030.

The event was attended by acting Minister of Transport of Russia Alexander Neradko, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Road Agency Andrey Kostyuk, Head of the Main Directorate for Road Safety of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Chernikov, as well as heads of the country’s regions.

According to Marat Khusnullin, despite the spread of coronavirus infection, the road workers not only did not slow down the pace of work compared to last year, but also exceeded their plans.

“This was largely facilitated by the decisions of the Russian Government, adopted on behalf of the President, on the allocation of an additional 100 billion rubles for the advance implementation of road projects,” the Deputy Prime Minister noted. – Taking into account the entire volume of allocated financing, more than 7 thousand objects will be brought into the normative state, on which more than 142 million square meters will be laid. m of asphalt concrete pavement “.

The Deputy Prime Minister emphasized that additional funding was directed not only to the repair of regional and local highways, but also to the reconstruction and construction of significant capital-intensive facilities, including the bridge across the Sheksna River in Cherepovets, the Northern Bypass of Kaluga and the Naryan-Mar road – Usinsk, which can be built a year earlier due to an established funding model. In addition, at the expense of additional funds, the construction of a new bridge across the Zeya River in Blagoveshchensk began a year earlier.

Andrey Kostyuk reported on the key results of the implementation of measures in 2020. He noted that the main indicators of the national road project in the country as a whole will be met, and one of the aspects of successful work in 2020 is to ensure timely contracting of objects: the road season in the regions was started earlier than usual.

“We started this work last year, when we saw such a problem, and this year we set ourselves a rather ambitious task – to ensure the contracting of most of the next year’s facilities by December 31, 2020,” stressed Andrei Kostyuk.

Separately, the speaker dwelled on the implementation of the patriotic project “Pobedy Street”, which was supported by all regions of Russia. As part of the campaign, in the year of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, the streets named in honor of the Victory Day and the heroes of the Great Patriotic War were repaired and improved. More than 400 such objects were included in the work program.

The upcoming reformatting of the national road project was also discussed at the meeting. Starting next year, it will include two new federal projects: “Modernization of passenger transport in urban agglomerations” and “Development of the federal backbone network”. And the project “Regional and local road network” will include measures to bring emergency and pre-emergency bridges to a standard state and to build overpasses across the railway. In addition, from 2021, the St. Petersburg agglomeration will join the number of participants in the national project, and in four years the national project will significantly expand the borders.

“From 2025, the project includes tasks to bring up to 85% of roads in agglomerations with a population of 100 to 200 thousand people (51 agglomerations), as well as settlements of the Far Eastern Federal District with a population of over 20 thousand people, to a standard by 2030” , – said Andrey Kostyuk.

Commenting on the changes in the passports of federal projects, the Deputy Prime Minister noted the importance of taking into account the opinion of the population: “For the first time in the passports of federal projects, indicators have been included that characterize the satisfaction of citizens with the quality of highways, road safety and the quality of transport services for passenger transport. The tasks are very important, since the result – high-quality roads – is tangible for every citizen.

In turn, the heads of the regions noted that it was possible to achieve high results thanks to the effective interaction of all participants in the project office.

At the end of the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin presented commemorative awards to the subjects who achieved the best performance in the implementation of the national project in 2020.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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