The State Road Agency (Ukravtodor) presented a project for construction of a new bypass road around Kyiv on August 12. The Kyiv bypass road will be a semi-ring road with a total length of almost 150 kilometers connecting the main international highways that currently pass through Kyiv.

Ukravtodor announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

The road will consist of six sections connecting the motorways M-07 Kyiv-Kovel, M-06 Kyiv-Chop, M-05 Kyiv-Odesa, H-01 Kyiv-Znamianka, H-08 Boryspil-Mariupol, M-03 Kyiv-Kharkiv, and M-01 Kyiv-Chernihiv.

According to estimates, the peak traffic volume in some sections will be more than 70,000 vehicles per day and the total traffic volume will be more than 300,000 vehicles per day. The project also provides for construction of a bridge with a length of more than 25 kilometers across River Dnipro, of which 5.9 kilometers will be the length of the bridge itself.

During the presentation of the project, Ukravtodor also announced a tender for design of the first section of the Kyiv bypass road, which will have a length of 35.2 kilometers and connect the highways M-06 Kyiv-Chop and M-05 Kyiv-Odesa. "According to preliminary calculations, construction of this section will cost UAH 12 billion and the entire Kyiv bypass road will cost UAH 85 billion," the statement said.

Construction of the Kyiv bypass road is expected to be completed in 5-6 years if it is steadily financed.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, overhaul of a section of Kyiv’s Great Ring Road will begin in the autumn. The overhaul of the Great Ring Road’s section from Kyivska Street to Odeska Square should be completed in 2021.