Roads in Moscow and the regions in October: experiments, tariffs, projects

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Moscow is preparing for the next pilot on road signs, Avtodor is asking for money on new routes and plans to increase prices for kerchiefs, Rosavtodor reports on local “victories” — what’s new on Russian roads.

While in Yekaterinburg they have been trying to complete the construction of a ring road around the city since 1990, the Moscow ring road is regularly repaired, reconstructed and becomes a testing ground for experiments. A fresh idea of the Moscow Traffic Management Center is another replacement of road signs with new navigation. The development of the concept, according to Kommersant, will cost 10 million rubles.

The tender has already been won — it was received by the Transport Design Studio LLC, which reorganized traffic on the squares of the Savelovsky railway station and at the Belorussky railway station. And not all Muscovites were satisfied with the new scheme.

The previous «reform» of signs on the Moscow Ring Road was carried out in 2014, when exit numbers appeared on road billboards. But it turned out to be inconvenient for drivers, especially since in recent years many new complex interchanges have appeared. Now Moscow drivers are waiting for new «infrastructure, industrial design and graphic layouts, screen forms.»

Moscow regularly becomes a platform for experiments with motorists on the roads. A large part of the projects are unsuccessful, and the city spends money on returning to the source code.

The M-11 highway, which was supposed to connect Moscow and St. Petersburg, is known to be interrupted near Tver — drivers are forced to leave the high-speed traffic-light road to detour through settlements. And yet it will be completed — the government will allocate 26.5 billion rubles from the National Welfare Fund. On a returnable basis. The total construction budget will be about 62 billion.

The design is carried out by the state-owned company Avtodor.

Avtodor complained that there was not enough money for the roads. Therefore, the Ministry of Transport plans to increase the maximum possible tariffs for travel on state toll roads — up to 5-8 rubles per 1 kilometer.

Officials initially said that the price increase would not affect the M-11 Moscow-Solnechnogorsk toll highways and the Western High-Speed Diameter in St. Petersburg. However, later it became known that after the lockdown in St. Petersburg, new tariffs for users of Flow + transponders would still start operating on the ZSD, and tariffs for payments in cash and bank cards will not change.

Not Avtodor alone. The second state road company reports on regional successes. In October, Rosavtodor: