The State Automobile Road Service (Ukravtodor) will continue the reconstruction of the P-52 Highway (Reshetylivka-Dnipro) this year and expand it to four lanes at the cost of UAH 350 million.
According to Ukravtodor, the service is currently negotiating with international financial institutions on obtaining a loan for completing the reconstruction of the highway.
The P-52 Highway is a branch of the M-03/E40 international highway (Kyiv-Kharkiv-Poltava), which links Kyiv to Zaporizhia and Dnipro.
The P-52 Highway has a length of 146 kilometers and passes through the Poltava and Dnipropetrovsk regions. Currently, 40 kilometers of this highway has four lanes for traffic and the remaining 106 kilometers has only two lanes. The P-52 Highway merges into the M-03/E40 highway near Reshetylivka. A two-level interchange will be built at the site where the two highways merge.
It was reported in 2014 that the reconstruction of the P-52 Highway could be the World Bank’s third project in Ukraine. The bank’s first two projects involved repair of the Boryspil-Lubny and Lubny-Poltava sections of the M-03 Highway (Kyiv-Kharkiv-Dovzhanskyi) and improvement of safety on other roads.