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The new roads will connect the outbound highways, and will also relieve the Third Transport Ring and the Moscow Ring Road.

The construction of chord highways is one of the key projects for the development of Moscow’s road infrastructure. In an interview with the program “Week in the City” on the TV channel “Russia 1” Sergei Sobyanin…

“One of the center projects is the development of four chords that run through the city along the periphery from end to end, without going into the center,” said the Moscow Mayor.

Today it is completely open for motoristsNorthwest Expressway, onNorth East Expresswaytraffic was launched in six sections, and onSouth Rockade– by three.Southeast Expresswayready for a third. Construction work has been deployed there at seven out of 10 sites.

The new roads will connect the outbound highways, reduce the congestion of some streets, and relieve the Third Transport Ring and the Moscow Ring Road. All four expressways will have exits to the Moscow Ring Road and exits to each other at intersections. According to experts, the new highways will improve transport links in eight districts and 73 districts of the city.

On chords already introduced 190 kilometers of roads, 98 artificial structures and 54 underground and elevated pedestrian crossings were put into operation. Thanks to the introduced segments, 1.7 million Muscovites began to get to work and back faster.

“According to all laws, we had to get stuck in a deadlock, but we tried and are working ahead of the curve. Less than 10 percent of the population arrived here, and we have increased the total area of ​​the road network by 17 percent and have built about a thousand kilometers of roads during this time and continue to develop the road network further, ”added Sergei Sobyanin.

Another key area of ​​work is improving the operation of public transport, said the Moscow Mayor. This includes the construction of metro lines, the development of the Moscow Central Circle, Moscow Central Diameters, and the urban ground transportation system.

New geometry of Moscow: how road construction is changing the cityElectric buses, trams, MCC. Sergei Sobyanin – on the development of metropolitan transport

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