Kyiv to begin construction of large ring road and overhaul of road infrastructure in 2014

The construction of Kyiv's Large Ring Road and the renovation of many of the city's traffic overpasses will commence in 2014. The programme of work was confirmed by the deputy head of Kyiv's administration Mikhail Kostyuk. The large ring road project has been under discussion since 2006 but commencement has been deferred.

So far, the city authorities developed a feasibility study for a 25.7 km stretch of the ring road which will include a 5 km bridge crossing. It will have six to eight lanes of traffic and is intended to improve access to the city. This project will cost UAH 15.2bn (€1.35bn).

Mr Kostyuk, who was speaking at a recent meeting of the board of the city's administration, confirmed the location of the new road. Construction will commence at Rokossovsky Avenue and run to Bohatyrska Street and then link to Obolonsky Avenue.

In addition to the ring road the city plans to renovate the transport hub on the right bank approach to the city's South Bridge. He also indicated that the interchange at Leningradskaya Square would be renovated. The city also plans to overhaul several overpasses and overhaul two of the main bridges used by traffic in the city.