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120 kilometers of the federal highway Lena updated in Yakutia
During the year, the Yakut road builders have updated 120 kilometers of the Lena federal highway. The work turned out to be more difficult than expected.
“When we removed the old road, the ground under the bottom was very oversaturated - swampy. We did a soil change, but nothing helped. It failed anyway. Then, following the advice, we put in the geogrid. Ultimately, the soil stabilized and now the road is stable, ”explained Viktor Schneider, Chief Engineer of ZAO Roads Sakha.
The most problematic was the steep descent near the village of Kachikatsy. As a result, the designers were given the task to make an excavation and remove the mountain. For this, about a million cubic meters of rock were taken out. During the year, the track was leveled - in one place it was lowered by 18 meters, in another it was raised by the same amount. Now, even in ice, slipping and drifts are impossible here. “There was a very steep climb here. It was impossible to travel in winter. It’s very beautiful now. The drivers of heavy vehicles are very happy about this, ”said long-distance truck driver Sergei Koshinsky.
Until recently, the Lena federal road represented 1157 kilometers of steep climbs and dangerous turns. Now it has been divided between contractors into dozens of sites, intensive construction is underway. In the last warm days, a special commission accepts into operation three reconstructed sections at once.
Having finished the asphalting season, the builders are preparing for the winter types of work - dumping soil for the future track. “The task is to continue the pace of construction so that by 2020 almost the entire Lena road will comply with the normative state. We will hand over at least 100 kilometers every year, ”said Sergei Petraev, director of the Interregional Directorate for Road Construction in the Far East Region of Russia of the Federal Road Agency, said.
The builders continue to be promised stable financing. It is provided for under the federal target program "Development of the transport system of Russia". Every year, drivers note that it becomes less dangerous and much faster to travel from Yakutia to the Amur Region. The builders still have 6 years of work ahead, and the travel time has already been reduced by a third.