Rosavtodor plans since January to begin the construction of a bridge to Crimea

Rosavtodor plans since January to begin the construction of a bridge to Crimea


During 2015, there were preparatory work, which is already over, built towns builders on 3,5 thousand places on the territory of Krasnodar region and on 1,5 thousand places in Kerch, reported the head of the Agency novel Starovoit.

MOSCOW, 22 Dec. Rosavtodor expects to end 2015 to receive a positive conclusion of state expertise on the design of the bridge across the Kerch Strait and to begin its construction in January 2016, said the head of the Agency novel Starovoit.

Now the main transport artery linking the Crimea with mainland Russia, is the ferry crossing across the Kerch Strait (port Krym — port Kavkaz). It is used to ferry both freight and passenger cars. To build and put into operation a new bridge over the Kerch Strait is scheduled for the end of 2018. Rosavtodor is the customer of construction by the state.

“We look forward to the New year to get a positive conclusion of state expertise on the project to January 2016 you can proceed directly to construction”, — said Starovojt in an interview with TV channel “Russia 24”, adding that in 2015, were completed, in particular, engineering surveys, and clearance.

He recalled that during 2015, they started preparatory work, which is already over, built towns builders on 3,5 thousand places on the territory of Krasnodar region and on 1,5 thousand places in Kerch.

“Commissioned what is called the bridge number one, which is already connected Tuzlanska spit and Tuzla island, which legally belongs to the Republic of Crimea. We are on an island, we import building materials, construction, techniques for early 2016 to begin construction of this important facility,” said the head of Rosavtodor.

The project involves the construction of two parallel bridges under the road and rail traffic. The total length of the bridge will be 19 kilometers, maximum depth of immersion of the piles is 70 metres away. It is expected that the automotive part of the transition will have four lanes. It is also planned to build two railway lines with a design speed of 120 kilometers per hour for passenger trains and 80 kilometers per hour for cargo. Width of the navigable arch will be 227 metres and will not create barriers to traffic.