Vladivostok – Khabarovsk M-60 federal route is under reconstruction as part of preparations for APEC-2012 Summit. The entire 17-kilometers highway section will be upgraded, and the project also includes the construction of two new interchanges and four bridges. The vehicle speed will increase to 90 km/hr, and the highway will become safer for both motorists and pedestrians.
A total of 18 pedestrian overhead crossings will be erected in the route section between the Knevichi Airport and the entry to Vladivostok by the year 2012, lighting will be improved, and the highway will be fenced off on both sides. The OJSC USK MOST is building six pedestrian crossings. The spans have been installed on two construction sites and the supports have been completed on three sites.
The company is building a complex 500-meters long interchange at the exit to Vesennyaya Station. Drilling has been already completed, the support concreting is almost completed, and they are installing the span girders.
The USK MOST builders are reworking four highway bridges of M-60 route. Two of them, over the Peschanka and Saperka rivers have been already completed and are now open for traffic. The construction projects on the Chernaya and Bogataya rivers are moving through the final stages: the spans have been installed, the slopes and exits to the highway are being earth-filled, and the side and divider barriers are being installed.
The reconstruction of M-60 federal route will be completed by the end of 2011 according to the schedule. This will be a state-of-the art four-lane motorway with a 1.7-meters wide divider. The highway will link Knevichi Airport international terminal to Vladivostok center. The motorway will ensure complete safety of high-speed traffic. It will take only 40 minutes for Primorie visitors to get from the airport to the Federal University situated on the Russky Island.
Daniil Goncharuk / SK MOST