Launched by the Government large-scale construction of the road infrastructure has significantly increased the logistical capabilities of Ukraine, but at the same time unpacked road safety problems. And for that very reason, the following year, the Government will focus both on the development of road network and the improvement of the safety of traffic. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman pledged during a meeting with regional media outlets.
He reminded that by the end of year, the Government planned to approve a Road Infrastructure Development Strategy, and in the following year to embark on the implementation of this plan. Meanwhile, in 2018, the total budget for road construction activities will amount to UAH 46.7 billion which is an unprecedented sum.
"Throughout 3-5 years we will have roads of new quality," stressed Volodymyr Groysman, "But we are facing a challenge. We are building roads, and certain people are inclined to violate basic rules of road safety, not to mention the traffic rules. Therefore, we will spend resources to improve safety – to erect bridges above highways, to install lighting, to introduce measures to reduce speed - we will focus on this issue", highlighted Volodymyr Groysman.
As a result of the yearly activities, a network of over 2 thousand kilometers of roads will be reconstructed and built in Ukraine, which is threefold higher against the last year. The Prime Minister emphasized, in the future, the scale of road construction will grow. Already in March - with the onset of the construction season - work in this sector will resume. Among the topmost priorities for the Government is the construction of the Go Highway corridor connecting the Baltic and Black Seas, as well as the routes to the east, in particular, Kyiv - Kharkiv - Dovzhansky.