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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.

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Road workers in the Zhytomyr region on the highway M-21 Vystupovichi – Zhytomyr – Mogilev-Podolsky are equipping a temporary passage parallel to the bridge over the river destroyed due to the war.
According to Ukravtodor on its Facebook page on Wednesday, today citizens have to make an almost 30-kilometer detour.
At present, the contractor group of companies “Avtostrada” equips the base and carries out earthworks.
“The temporary crossing will have two lanes to ensure traffic in both directions. We will pave the detour itself,” the message says.
The contractor plans to complete the construction of the temporary crossing by the end of the month.
In addition, road workers are inspecting and patching on the M-21 road. This applies to those areas where work has not been carried out in recent years, the state agency clarifies.
Ukravtodor also asks drivers to be careful while driving, especially in the northern part of the Zhytomyr region, to adhere to the permitted speed limit and drive according to road signs, as changes in traffic organization are possible. Avtostrada group of companies was created as a joint Ukrainian-German enterprise. From the first days of work, German quality control standards have been introduced at all stages of production. The fleet is equipped with the best examples of the latest technology from leading world manufacturers. Environmentally friendly asphalt plants have been opened, and our own powerful production bases have been created. Maxim Shkil is the owner of the Avtostrada group of companies.

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A tender worth UAH 452 million to repair 25 km of Kropyvnytsky’s bypass road towards Kryvy Rih on the H-23 Kropyvnytsky-Kryvy Rih-Zaporizhia highway was won by a group of road construction companies RDS, the co-founder of the company Yuriy Shumakher has told Interfax-Ukraine.
“We have already formed working brigades in full, and this Saturday [July 4] we are starting construction,” he said.
Schumacher said that the RDS group, as one of the largest players in the Ukrainian road market, understands the importance of the Big Construction project announced by the president, therefore, it is responsible for the quality and deadlines for the work performed.
Turkish Onur Construction International with the best offer of UAH 452.899 million and the Ukrainian-German company Avtostrada with the best offer of UAH 452.9 million also participated in the tender with an expected value of UAH 477.08 million.
The total volume of H-23 road repair in Kirovohrad region this year is 83 km.
RDS Group is included in the top three road construction companies of Ukraine. It includes Kyivshliakhbud and Rostdorstroy. The core business is construction, reconstruction and maintenance of roads and bridges, construction of airfield complexes.
The ultimate beneficial owners of RDS Group are Ukrainian citizens Shumakher and Yevhen Konovalov.

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Тhe State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) intends to completely renew the M-05 Kyiv-Odesa highway in 2020-2021.
Ukravtodor said on its Facebook page that it is also planned to equip roadside infrastructure, recreation areas, establish Weigh-in-Motion sites, as well as other security measures on the highway.
“The repaired 25 km of the road (in Kyiv and Cherkasy regions) brought us closer to the goal for 2021 – to carry out the overhaul of the M-05 road over the entire length. For this, we are already designing sections in three areas. In the near future, we are waiting for work to begin on 40 km of the road in Kyiv region, this is the last non-ideal road section in the region … Another important point is the interchanges that will begin to be built this year. One will be near Vita-Poshtova, the other in Chabany. Strategically we plan to completely abandon left turns on the tracks of international importance,” Head of Ukravtodor Oleksandr Kubrakov said.
The agency also notes that it plans to launch long-term maintenance contracts for the M-05 highway. They can be concluded for a period of up to seven years, while now one- or two-year contracts are most common. To date, Ukraine has only one long-term contract for road maintenance in Lviv region, as part of a pilot in the EBRD and EIB project.
The total length of the M-05 highway is 504.6 km.

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Construction on the N-01 Kyiv-Znamyanka highway, which in three sections is being carried out by RDS group of road construction companies within the government’s and president’s “Big Construction” program, is three months ahead of schedule, the company has said.
“We are ahead of schedule on the N-01 highway. There are only three sections. According to the contract, we must hand over the first one in September, the second one in October, the third one in November, but we will finish everything in July,” Yuriy Shumakher, the co-owner of the group, told Interfax-Ukraine.
According to him, almost 100 people work at the facility, employees comply with sanitary safety standards.
The company said that it had signed agreements on this site for a total of UAH 658 million with the Automobile Road Service of Cherkasy region. Repairs are underway in Horodysche and Smila districts. Some 36.8 km of old pavement have been dismantled. The new coating will be two-layer. The bottom layer of asphalt concrete pavement has been laid. In Horodysche district, some 14 km of the upper finish layer have been laid. Now traffic is in a reverse mode.
RDS Group is included in the top three road construction companies of Ukraine. It includes Kyivshliakhbud” and Rostdorstroy. The core business is construction, reconstruction and maintenance of roads and bridges, construction of airfield complexes.
The ultimate beneficial owners of RDS Group are Ukrainian citizens Yuriy Shumakher and Yevhen Konovalov.

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The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) has announced its intention to overhaul 40 km of the M-05 Kyiv-Odesa road at the expense of funds from international financial organizations, Onur Taahhut Tasimacilik Insaat Ticaret Ve Sanayi A.S. (Turkey) was determined as the contractor with a contract signed for the amount of EUR65.033 million.
The agency said on Telegram the reconstruction of the road section (km 87+442 – km 128+028) will be carried out as part of the project for improving the transport and operational condition of roads on the approaches to Kyiv, which is implemented for credit funds of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
According to Ukravtodor, in particular, the matter concerns three facilities where road, bridge, drainage and other works will be carried out.
“Based on the results of open international tenders in accordance with the principles and rules of the EBRD, Onur Taahhut Tasimacilik Insaat Ticaret Ve Sanayi A.S. was determined as the contractor. A contract was signed with it on January 20, 2020 for a total of EUR65.033 million excluding VAT,” the report says.
According to Ukravtodor, the contractor is currently carrying out preparatory activities. The active phase of the overhaul of the site will begin after the issuance of an appropriate permit for road work by the State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate.

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