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Reconstruction of 12-kilometre stretch of M5 highway that bypasses Penza to be finished in 2017

12:25 | 14.02.2017 | Society

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Penza, 14 February 2017. PenzaNews. Construction of the junction located at the east entrance to Penza, which allows getting from Chaadaeva street to the federal highway M5 without spending extra time, is planned to be finished in the third quarter of 2017.

Reconstruction of 12-kilometre stretch of M5 highway that bypasses Penza to be finished in 2017

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As it was reported by the press service of the federal state institution “Povolzhupravtodor”, the construction of this stretch of the road is carried out within the mass project that includes reconstruction of the 634th-645th kilometres of the M5 highway and building two road junctions.

One of them has already been opened, which allowed separating car flows at the intersection of the federal road with Austrina street. Such traffic plan helped to reduce the time needed to get from the Bessonovsky area to Penza.

It is expected that opening of the second junction will solve the issue of traffic jams at the exit from the city during rush hours, in particular on weekends and holidays.

The road reconstruction includes making four lanes at the roadway – two in one direction with the total width of 7.5 metres, and two – in the opposite one. The directions will be separated by a 5-metre safety zone and will have roadsides with the width of 3.75 metres.

At present the volume of traffic amounts to over 20,000 vehicles per day, and after the repair works are finished, it will double.

In addition, within the framework of the projects, construction teams put into operation the railway overpass and are carrying out reconstruction of the bridge over the Sura river.

In order to provide smooth running of the traffic at the highway near the road service complex at the 634th km, workers built a pedestrian overpass with the total length of about 87 metres, which completely excludes the possibility of intersection of vehicles and pedestrians.

In total, it is planned to install over 40 km of barriers, about 150 warning pillars, and about 500 road signs at the stretch of the reconstructed road.

Making road marking workers use thermoplastic in order to ensure retroreflectivity in the dark.

The final stage of the Penza detour reconstruction will be works on biological recultivation, strengthening, equipping and installation of lighting.

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