Reconstruction of the bridge over the Dnieper in Pushkinsky avenue in Mogilev will start in October.
The reconstruction will be financed from three sources: the republican, regional and city budgets. It will cost about Br250 bln and will be over within 24 months.
The project "Reconstruction of transport junction at the crossroads of Cheluskintsev street and Pushkinsky avenue in Mogilev city" has successfully undergone expertise. The city executive committee has worked out a request and sent it to the Council of Ministers. The committee asks to reconsider the republican investment programme.
"The preparatory phase will start as soon as the project of reconstruction of Puskinsky bridge in Mogilev is included into the republican investment programme. We hope that it will be done in October", the chairman of Mogilev city executive committee Vladimir Tsumarev assured. The work to be undertaken till the year end is: earth-moving, setting up a construction site and ordering production of metalwork at "Protos" company (Mogilev region) that is the only enterprise in the country that produces the equipment needed.
The major repairs will start next spring. The project envisages the construction of three-lane road in each direction, widening of the traffic way of Dneprovsky falling gradient from Ordzhonikidze square to Cheluskintsev street, and in Puskinsky avenue - to the crossroads with Gagarin street. There will also be built a transport junction and undercrossing near Slavy Square (Square of Fame). While now the bridge is 17.8 m wide, after the reconstruction it will be 24 m; the pedestrian ways will also be reconstructed. The length of the bridge will not change - 282.2 m.
"During the reconstruction the bridge won't be closed for the city and public transport. The whole bridge will be closed only for a short time", Tsumarev assured.
The reconstruction of Pushkinsky bridge or at least its major repair has become a must long ago. Putting the renewed bridge into operation will reduce the traffic load at this important section and improve the environment in the city standing on the Dnieper river, Vladimir Tsumarev added.