Prime Minister Askar Mamin gets acquainted with construction of large transport projects in the capital

May 26, 2019, Prime Minister Askar Mamin inspected the construction of a new bypass highway — the Southwestern Bypass of the city of Nur-Sultan and a section of the LRT line in the capital. The aim of these projects is the development of a sustainable transport infrastructure of the capital.

The new Southwestern Bypass of Nur-Sultan highway will become part of the K-1 ring road, envisaged by the capital master plan, which closes the road ring around the city, 87 km long.

The total length of the bypass route is 34 km, including three bridges and four transport projects. This will allow the flow of vehicles traveling in transit through the city, bypassing the capital, as well as taking freight vehicles out of the city and will relieve traffic in the city. It is assumed that the existing flow along bypass routes can go to the southwestern bypass by 50%. Logistic centers and roadside service facilities will be built along the road.

According to KazAvtoZhol JSC, over 800 people were involved in the construction of the facility, about 500 units of equipment were involved.

The prime minister was informed that all the planned works are on schedule, and the traffic will be opened along the entire length of the road in 2019. Askar Mamin paid special attention of contractors to the need to respect the deadlines and quality of work performed.

During the inspection, Mamin familiarized himself with plans for the reconstruction of Kabanbay Batyr Avenue in the area from the roundabout to the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport. This section of the 6.4 km long road is planned to be six lanes. Work will begin in 2020, a feasibility study and design estimates are being developed.

At the same time, the work is underway to build a light rail project. Mamin examined the implementation of the new transport system, the launch of which is scheduled for the second half of 2020.

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