In order to ensure traffic safety when winter approaching, all resources have been mobilized, in particular through collaboration with private companies operating state-of-the-art snow removal equipment.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk emphasized.
"To provide safety on roads of national significance, we have 4,641 units of machinery and equipment and are ready to respond quickly to weather deterioration. Regional departments of Motor Roads of Ukraine have 3,363 units. Other contracting organizations have another 1,278 units," the Head of Government stressed.
According to him, 54 new snowplows will be delivered to the regions today.
"Meanwhile, there are planned lay-bys for pulling off the road and rest stop in case of inclement weather - more than 800 extensions will be prepared at the side of roads", Oleksiy Honcharuk stressed.
In addition, 7,000 running meters of snow shields will be installed on roads of national importance.
The Prime Minister added a sufficient amount of friction materials had been prepared to minimize the consequences of weather deterioration.
It should be noted that regional motor road departments are the main road maintenance contractors and currently have sufficient resources to prevent road accidents. However, Ukravtodor (State Agency of Motor Roads of Ukraine) also engages private construction companies to effectively enhance road safety in winter.