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Reconstruction of M7 motorway in Grodno Oblast to begin in 2020

Society 05.12.2019 | 17:12
Vladimir Kravtsov
Vladimir Kravtsov

SKIDEL, 5 December (BelTA) – The reconstruction of the M7 motorway and the Belarusian-Lithuanian border checkpoint Kamenny Log, which is located at the end of the motorway, will begin in 2020, BelTA learned from Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Kravtsov on 5 December.

The M7 motorway connects Minsk and the Belarusian-Lithuanian border. Most of the motorway is located in Grodno Oblast.

“Everything has been decided. Sources of finance have been determined. The project will cost about $100 million. At the same time there are plans to reconstruct one of the busiest border checkpoints – Kamenny Log. Grodno Oblast will get another modern and safe road,” Vladimir Kravtsov remarked. He reminded that the M6 Minsk-Grodno motorway had been reopened this year. The motorway now has four traffic lanes all the way.

“We also pay attention to local roads. Every district has road repair plans. All of them are being fulfilled,” Vladimir Kravtsov noted. Hard work is in progress in Grodno Oblast to develop motorway service: new multifunctional outlets are being opened, refueling stations along the busiest roads are being modernized.

Vladimir Kravtsov noted that the implementation of investment projects in the sphere of logistics continues in Grodno Oblast. The region should more actively use its advantageous geographical location and transit potential. In particular, several logistics hubs and terminals will be set up in Svisloch District. Plans have been made to introduce a queue management system in the border checkpoint Bruzgi. Similar projects will be implemented in other border checkpoints. There are plans to create infrastructure to offer the entire range of services on approaches to these border checkpoints.

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