State Agency of Motor Roads of Ukraine “Ukravtodor” signs a Memorandum of Understanding on the Kyiv Bypass Road project with one of the largest construction companies in the United States
Today (May 28) Ukravtodor and Bechtel signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a framework for the Kyiv Bypass Road Construction Project.
Considered a priority by Ukravtador, the Kyiv Bypass will be around 150km and is expected to reduce traffic congestion through the city and deliver significant environmental improvements, including a reduction in pollution.
The bypass will also connect key highways M-07 Kyiv-Kovel, M-06 Kyiv-Chop, M-05 Kyiv-Odesa and H-01 Kyiv-Znamyanka, and join the H-08 Boryspil-Mariupol and M-03 Kyiv-Kharkiv highways with the bypass around Brovary.
Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov says: ‘The Kyiv bypass road is one of the key objectives of the Presidential Big Construction Program, as its construction will solve the painful transport problems of the capital and improve international road transport. The joint work of Ukravtodor and one of the leading infrastructure companies in the world will help us find optimal technical and financial solutions for the project.
‘In conclusion, we see that the Ukrainian road market is reaching the world level. We have complex large-scale projects, and international partners trust us. Reforms, effective solutions, new top players show that we are moving in the right direction.’
Ukravtador began developing the project last year along with plans for the land allocation for sections of the bypass.
▪️first section – from M-06 Kyiv – Chop to M-05 Kyiv – Odesa with a length of 35.2 km;
▪️second section – from M-07 Kyiv – Kovel – Yahodyn to M-06 Kyiv – Chop with a length of 18.1 km;
▪️third section – from M-05 Kyiv – Odesa to H-01 Kyiv – Znamyanka with a length of 22.9 km;
▪️the fourth section – construction of a bridge over the Dnieper River with approaches to H-01 Kyiv - Znamyanka and Hora – Rohoziv 25.7km;
▪️fifth section – from Hor – Rogoziv to M-03 Kyiv – Kharkiv with a length of 9.7km.
Andrew Patterson, Global Manager of Strategy and Business Development for Bechtel Infrastructure, says: ‘We look forward to bringing our considerable roadbuilding experience to this exciting project that will contribute to economic development, ease traffic congestion and enhance quality of life for the people of Ukraine.’
Bechtel, a trusted engineering, project management and construction company, has previously worked in Ukraine - project managing the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in its New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure.
The company was founded in 1898 and specializes in infrastructure, nuclear, energy and mining, and provides services at all stages from planning and investment, to commissioning and operation.