There are plans to widen the road between Lviv and Dubno in the coming years, turning it into an autobahn. Works may begin in 2019. Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced this during inspection of road repair work in the Lviv region, the CFTS portal reports.
"An issue that we have begun working on together with the World Bank is construction of a full-fledged highway between Lviv and Dubno. This is because this road segment is not in the best condition. In fact, the winding, narrow road does not allow full-fledged traffic. These are the tasks that we are setting for ourselves for the coming years. I hope that we will be able to complete its design next year and begin work after a year," the minister said.
He spoke again about plans to construct an autobahn from Lviv to Mukacheve, which should also connect to the Hungarian M-03 motorway in the direction of Budapest.
As the CFTS reported, the project for construction of a new Lviv-Budapest highway through the Dyida border crossing is also intended for implementation jointly with the World Bank. Preparation of the pre-feasibility study for the project for reconstruction of the Lviv-Mukacheve category-one highway project has already begun. According to the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ukravtodor state road agency, the M-06 highway from Mukacheve to Lviv currently passes through a difficult mountainous terrain, and travel along it takes about 3.5 hours. The new highway will reduce the travel time to 2 hours.
Another modern highway segment in Ukraine should be the Ternopil eastern bypass road, which will be part of the GO Highway, which is planned for construction to the Polish border in the future. The Ternopil eastern bypass road will have a length of 8.5 kilometers. The new highway will connect the M-12/E-50 international highway at the Khmelnytskyi-Ternopil section and the M-19/E-85 international highway at the Dubno-Ternopil section.