Open to traffic on the first starting complex of the new bridge over the river Voronezh

June 27 open to traffic on the first starting complex of the new bridge on the 499-kilometer highway M-4 "Don".

New bridge length 357.8 m crosses the river Voronezh 20.73 m below the existing road bridge in the city of Voronezh, which was built in the late 60’s and which hitherto enjoyed motorists going around this regional center.

Construction of a bridge across the river Voronezh — one of the stages of a large-scale renovation project of M-4 "Don" between km 492.7 — km 517 (bypass Voronezh). Commissioning bypass Voronezh is scheduled for October 2013.

After the opening of traffic on the new bridge traffic flow will be transferred to it. Old Bridge, in turn, will be closed for renovation until October 2013. And after it is put into operation, the movement will be carried out already at both facilities. Moreover, the counter-flow will be split: the movement of each bridge will be in the same direction. This distribution of traffic-impact not only on the capacity of lines, but also on the safety of road users.

  • Bridge M-4 "Don"
  • Bridge M-4 "Don"

At the moment, traffic on the new bridge at the 499th km done in two lanes. After the commissioning of the bridge construction, the number of lanes will be increased to three.

  • Bridge M4 Don
  • Bridge M4 Don
  • Bridge M4 Don
  • Bridge M4 Don

Technical parameters of the reconstructed area comply with the applicable regulations for the road 1-b category. Road, the design speed of movements which is 120 km / h, will have six lanes.

  • Bridge M4 Don
  • Bridge M4 Don

The road M-4 "Don" was transferred to the trust management of the State Company "Highways" in May 2010. Reconstruction of the M-4 "Don" from Moscow through Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar to Novorossiysk is a program of the State Company "Russian Roads" in the long term (2010 — 2019).

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