The State Automobile Road Service (Ukravtodor) has begun designing a highway on the border with Hungary together with creation of a new border crossing in Dyid. According to Ukravtodor, the highway will connect Ukraine’s M06/E50 (Kyiv-Chop) highway with Hungary’s M3 (Budapest-Nyiregyhaza) highway and become the main automobile corridor between Ukraine and Hungary.

This will simplify transport links between Ukraine and European countries and relieve the load on the Chop-Zahony border crossing, which handles the bulk of the truck traffic, Ukravtodor said.

The construction of the M3 highway, which has a total length of 281 kilometers, was suspended on the Hungarian side 20 kilometers from the border with Ukraine (near the town of Vasarosnameny) pending determination of the optimal route for crossing the border between the two countries.

It has now been decided that the route of the motorway will pass near the village of Dyida (near Berehohe) and that a new eponymous border crossing will be built. On the Ukrainian side, the work on design of the new highway to the Dyida border crossing will be completed by the end of this year.

As reported, a new Velyka Palad - Nagyhodos border crossing will be built on the border between Ukraine and Hungary this year. Ukravtodor will repair 11.5 kilometers of the O-07-03-04 highway from the village of Chepa to the new border crossing. On the territory of Hungary, the approach to the border crossing has already been built. Ukrainian and Hungarian border guards and customs officers will process documents at a joint border control.