Approval for Moscow Kazan Highway Project; The final decision was finally made for an important infrastructure project that has been on the agenda for years. Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev approved the Moscow Kazan highway project. According to the news that Vedomosti newspaper is based on sources close to the subject, the Moscow-Vladimir and Kazan ring road stages of the four-lane road will be completed before 2024. The construction of the middle part of the road will end in 2027.
The newspaper writes that the cost of the new highway is around 550 billion rubles (8,5 billion dollars). According to some reports in the Russian media in August, the government was considering various options, including the complete cancellation of the highway project.
Moscow will reduce the journey time between the two cities on the Kazan motorway to 6,5 by doubling the time. (türkrus)