In Kyiv, the Podolsko-Voskresensky bridge was opened to traffic. At first, only special vehicles will drive on it. The bridge will only be open to public transport, emergency services and the military
In Kyiv, the Podolsko-Voskresensky bridge was opened to traffic. At first, only special vehicles will drive on it. The bridge will only be open to public transport, emergency services and the military. The crossing has become almost the most expensive structure in Ukraine. It took about 30 years to build.
In Kyiv, on December 1, the Podolsko-Voskresensky bridge, which has been under construction for several decades, was opened to traffic. Its estimated value increased several times, changed the group of builders and became almost the most expensive building in Ukraine.
Initially, not everyone will drive on the bridge - it will only be open to public transport, emergency services and the military.
Today, in order to ensure the life of the city during martial law, we have launched the movement of special vehicles, emergency services vehicles and bus transport for passengers from the left bank to the right bank through the Podolsko-Voskresensky bridge crossing. In particular: In the first stage, bus number 111 will run here towards the "Ukrainian Heroes Square" metro station to the "Livoberezhna" metro station
said the mayor of Kyiv, Vitaly Klytchko.
According to him, in the next stage, the Transport Infrastructure Department will carry out a complex of works to ensure passage of the street O. Balzac (this work is already in progress). It will also carry out the renovation of Tsentralna Sadova Street, including the installation of the sewage system.
We plan to complete both the transition to Balzac and the renovation of Centralna Sadowa next year
- said Vitali Klitschko.
The mayor of the capital also talked about further plans to build a metro to Troeszczyna.
The launch of car traffic is the first step to the next stage that is extremely important for the city's residents - the metro to Troeszczyna. And some of its stations already exist. They are located on the lower level of the arch bridge. And then the metro will have to go underground. We will also intensify work on the construction of tunnels
emphasized Vitali Klitschko.
He informed that today preparatory work for the construction of a tunnel under the railway tracks is underway, the metal structures of span buildings are being assembled from Sadowa Centralna towards the railway, retaining walls are being built and a network of external lighting is being installed. .
This crossing was included in the Kyiv master plan already in 1986, during the USSR era.
But construction began only in 1993. At that time, the project was estimated at 40 billion 701 million coupon rubles. The construction of the bridge was planned to take 9 years and to open in 2002, but in 1997 the work was suspended due to the difficult financial situation of the capital.
In 2002, the bridge was reopened and included in the general plan of Kyiv. In 2004, the Kyiv state administration approved the project to build the Podolsko-Voskresensky bridge. The cost of the project at that time amounted to more than 5 billion 66 million hryvnia.
In 2016, the construction project was approved again, and the cost increased significantly - to over 11 billion 251 million UAH. The new design included 6 lanes and two metro tracks. In total, in the years 2002-2018, UAH 5.7 billion was allocated for construction, and UAH 4.5 billion was used.
From the first half of 2020, the amount of funds allocated to the project increased to UAH 9.8 billion. As of early 2021, the Podolsko-Voskresensky Bridge was 82% complete, and the day before KMDA re-approved the construction project and increased its cost to almost UAH 20 billion.