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Moscow to St Petersburg Motorway M11 Opened

Infra News - Published on Mon, 02 Dec 2019

Image Source: Moscow St Petersburg Motorway M11
Vinci announced that the final Section 8 of the new Moscow to Saint Petersburg M11 motorway was opened on 27 November 2019 at a ceremony presided by Russian President Mr Vladimir Putin. The 34 km highway corridor links Tosno, in the Leningrad Region, with the Saint Petersburg ring road. In September 2019, VINCI Concessions and its partners handed over Section 7 of the M11, with a length of 103 km, between the cities of Velikiy Novgorod and Tosno, south of Saint Petersburg. The construction phase was completed in four years despite very harsh weather conditions and a large number of technical challenges to be addressed. Special attention was paid to protecting the environment, with construction of crossings for large wildlife species to ensure ecological continuity.

Sections 7 and 8 were designed, financed and delivered and will be operated until 2041 by VINCI Concessions (40% of the concession company) and its partners under an availability payment PPP (without traffic risk) signed with Avtodor, the State Company that operates Russia’s motorways. The investment amounts to EUR 1.6 billion, including EUR 800 million in public capital support. The two sections comprise a total of 62 bridges and overpasses, 12 service areas and 4 toll stations.

The new 669 km M11 motorway provides a safe and reliable highway link between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. It cuts the journey time from nine hours via the alternative M10 highway to about five and a half hours. In addition, it better integrates the Russian motorways into the international transport system, particularly in Northern Europe.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 02 Dec 2019
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