Rosavtodor and the Russian Stroygazmontage company signed the contract for the construction of the bridge that will connect Crimea to Russia and cross the Kerch Strait.
The Russian State Highways Directorate (Rosavtodor) and the Russian Stroygazmontage company signed the contract for the construction of the bridge that will connect Crimea with Russia and cross the Kerch Strait. The relevant contract was published on Rosavtodor's official website on February 18.
Stroygazmontaj company, the signing of the contract after the construction of the Kerch bridge project will begin preparation and preparation work.
In December of 2018, the bridge is planned to be opened for car traffic and temporary operation of the railway line. On the 30 June 2019 date of the contract period will be completed, all works will be completed, temporary structures and buildings will be disassembled, the side areas will be arranged and the bridge will be fully opened to the operation said.
It was previously announced that the construction of the bridge, which will connect Crimea to Russia and cross the Kerch Strait, will be carried out by the Russian Stroygazmontage company. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the decree stating that the Stroygazmontage company will build the Kerch Bridge as the main contractor.
Russian billionaire Arkadiy Rotenberg, who owns Stroygazmontage, said the Russian Ministry of Transport has examined more than 70 offers. Speaking about the price of the bridge construction, Rotenberg stated that the price is currently 228 billion rubles ($ 3,3 billion).
The Stroygazmontaj company is still debating the construction of natural gas lines and the lack of experience in bridge construction. Arkadiy Rotenberg, one of the richest men in Russia, is known for his closeness to Russian President Vladimir Putin.