Currently, the capacity of the port of Ust-Luga for the transshipment of oil products is 20 million tons, and in the coming years, as the oil product terminal expands, this indicator should grow by 1.5 times. In this regard, the Federal Road Agency is preparing to provide comfortable and operational transportation conditions through road reconstruction and the construction of new interchanges, the report said.
It should be noted that Rosavtodor continues the implementation of the investment project for the reconstruction of sections of the M-11 Narva highway, connecting St. Petersburg and the capital of the Republic of Estonia, Tallinn. The measures taken will increase the capacity of the road network in accordance with the needs of the region and the growing flows of freight transport. An important component of this work is the reconstruction of the entrance to the port of Ust-Luga, carried out at three sites of the federal targeted investment program.
On the km 0 – km 16 section in the Leningrad Region, reconstruction of the 6 km track is underway, as well as the construction of 10 new km of the main roadway. In addition, the construction of a bridge over the Salka River and an overpass over the railway are being carried out. It is planned to open a traffic intersection at the intersection of the entrance to the seaport and the M-11 Narva highway, consisting of 5 exits and 3 road overpasses.
In the second section of work (km 16 – km 40 of the entrance to the village of Luzhytsya), reconstruction of communications is being completed. To date, the laying of the lower and upper layers of the road surface by 90% and 80%, respectively. 3 transport interchanges and 8 overpasses are being prepared for commissioning.
On the third section, the road workers will reconstruct km 40 – km 52 (access to the village of Ruchey) and 2 new transport interchanges will appear. This road will correspond to category II and will divide traffic flows into two lanes with a width of the carriageway of 7.5 m.
The reconstructed entrance to the seaport of Ust-Luga will be commissioned ahead of schedule – in the fourth quarter of 2014. This is especially important given the ever-growing role of the port of Ust-Luga for the development of the Russian economy and the transport industry.