On the Zhytomyr highway on the M-06 Kyiv-Chop highway, traffic was partially opened for trucks on Saturday, the right passage of the destroyed bridge will be restored at the next stage, Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov said.
“The movement of trucks on the Zhytomyr highway is open. Today we opened the left lane on the international road M-06 Kyiv – Chop near Parking and resumed traffic on the highway for trucks,” Kubrakov wrote on Facebook.
He noted that with the opening of the bridge on the M-06 highway, traffic will be resumed in almost all the main strategic directions of Ukraine and promised that the next step would be the restoration of the right passage of the destroyed bridge.
“We plan to complete the work in the fall,” the minister stressed.
According to him, it took less than two months to build a temporary passage for transport on the site of those destroyed as a result of hostilities.
“It took less than two months to build a temporary span structure on the remains of old structures, arrange a monolithic slab of the span structure and lay a layer of asphalt concrete. The road markings have been updated and appropriate road signs have been installed,” he said.
He stressed that thanks to the blown up bridge on the road to Irpin in the first days of the Russian invasion, the occupiers could not move further and surround the capital.
Kubrakov also reports that immediately after the liberation of the capital region, the construction of temporary crossings and detours began.
“A temporary bridge near Stoyanka was erected in mid-April, but only light vehicles could move through it – trucks were forced to take a detour, wasting extra time and fuel,” he added.