The new Project for Supervision of Capital Repair and Reconstruction on M-03 Kyiv - Kharkiv - Dovzhanskiy Road (one of the major national traffic artery of Ukraine) has started this Summer.
Benefitting from a Loan of the World Bank, the State Road Agency of Ukraine ‘Ukravtodor’ concluded a 4-year Consul-tancy Agreement with Egis to improve road network man-agement, transport connectivity, maintenance operations and road safety for users on Poltava – Kharkiv main road corridor.
The key goal of the project is to upgrade the important transport artery of the country to a four-lane divided high-way with high safety specifications including central and side crash barriers required for a first category motorway.
Amongst others, major tasks of Egis as the Engineer on this project include supervision of works for the capital repair, construction and reconstruction of three sections of M-03 Road: 15.3 km, 28.9 km and 25.0 km long, including road, bridges, drainage and ancillary works in full compliance with the FIDIC Red Book and Ukrainian legislation.
Major improvements in the M-03 corridor are expected to benefit the general public. Ultimately, by the time of the pro-ject’s completion in 2020, the travel time between Poltava and Kharkiv shall be reduced from 140 minutes now to 96 minutes in future, while the number of direct road users will go up to 40,000 a day, with about 4.4 million indirect bene-ficiaries in Poltava and Kharkiv regions.
This project is already third assignment of Egis within the World-Bank funded M03 Highway full scale modernization Program, and is further strengthening the competency of the Group as an experienced partner in designing and building modern and safe roads in Ukraine.