Builders started to build the superstructure of the bridge over the river Vah on track Strezhevoi — Nizhnevartovsk, connecting the north of Tomsk region with the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.
According to the company performing construction work currently collected 90 meters to the end of July, the builders of the enterprise "Mostootryad-95" is necessary to collect another 175 meters. The project in two shifts employs 200 people.
"The governor has put the task of turning the area into a transit area, and the construction of a bridge over the river Vah in this regard is a strategically important project. Until now, you can move through the Wah only for the money with the help of the ferry in the summer and a winter crossing of the ice is frozen, "- said the head of the Department of Transport, traffic and communication activities of the Tomsk Region Maxim Tynyanov.
Design of the bridge over the river Vah to develop oil and gas fields in the Tomsk region began in the late 70-ies of XX century. However, until now Strezhevoi and Nizhnevartovsk connects ground transportation on the ferry crossing. Due to lack of funding the construction of the bridge was delayed for a long time, and then conducted in nominal terms. In June 2012, the governor of Tomsk oblast Sergei Zhvachkin and head of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Natalia Komarova signed agreement between the Tomsk region and the Khanty and the construction of the bridge was reopened. The bridge located in Ugra, will connect the city Strezhevoi and Alexandra district of Tomsk region with the Nizhnevartovsk, having connected by road to the Urals.