KYIV. July 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Construction of several concrete regional roads could start in 2017 if the State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) would help to realize the projects, Head of the Ukrcement association of cement producers Pavlo Kachur has said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
“Today the following highways are at the design and examination stages: Kirovohrad-Mykolaiv, an orbital road around Zhytomyr, a section of the Poltava-Dnipro road near Reshetylivka and two regions roads in Lviv and Ternopil regions. This is not new construction. These are sections that are to be reconstructed,” Kachur said.
He said that in 2017 prices the cost of construction of asphalt and concrete roads is almost the same, while the life cycle of the concrete road is 25 years and that for asphalt – twice less.
“We take into the period of the road exploitation of 25-30 years, the expedience of construction and servicing the concrete road is twice higher than for the asphalt one. In addition, concrete roads are safer and more environment friendly. They are able to bear larger axial load,” he said.