A commission from the State Automobile Road Service (Ukravtodor) has performed a spring inspection of public roads. The total area of roads on which potholes were detected exceeds 3 million square meters, the press service of Ukravtodor said.
The largest areas of damaged road surfaces were found in the Odessa region (680,000 square meters). Significant volumes of repairs are also required in the Lvov region (360,000 square meters), the Ivano-Frankivsk region (250,000-270,000 square meters), and the Donetsk region (250,000-270,000 square meters).
During the inspection, the commission assessed not only the state of road surfaces, but also roadsides, rights-of-way, roadsides, sidewalks, traffic management facilities, and external lighting.
It was established that about 56,000 kilometers of roads need to be re-marked, spontaneous dumps along 20,000 kilometers of roads removed, and scrubs cut along 15,000 kilometers need to be cut.
The commission also examined complex areas of roads and places of concentration of accidents to determine whether the road signs in these places conform to the approved traffic plan and dismantled signs that impose undue restrictions on road users, the press service said.
Ukravtodor promised to eliminate the deficiencies uncovered on the country’s roads during the year.
In addition to specialists from Ukravtodor, workers from divisions of the State Automobile Inspectorate, the Interior Affairs Ministry, the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia), and the State Road Safety Inspectorate (Ukrtransinspektsia) participated in the road inspections.