Early opening to traffic the last section of the entrance to the port of Ust-Luga1 november 2017
In the ceremony of commissioning a new road was attended by the Minister of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov and Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko.
As Sokolov noted, with the commissioning of the new section of highway A-180 completed the construction of the initial cut major highways Europe — Western China connecting Ust-Luga with the Chinese port of Lianyungang.
"Leningrad region — an ambitious region. And we want to port complex of Ust-Luga was one of the best in Russia and Europe. In this regard, the opening of a new stretch of road gives you the opportunity to balance economic and social interests, allowing, on the one hand, to develop road transport, and on the other to create additional opportunities for development located here settlements", — emphasized the head of Leningrad region.
The route skirts the territory of Ust-Luga bunkering complex, crosses the "Northern" road and construction site of the October railway, and then along it, bypassing settlements Sloboda, Uhanova, Red Hill, Semenkovo, oaks, leaves the existing road South of the village Streams. Commissioning of entire access road to the port allows the vehicles to reduce the travel time more than 30 minutes, to significantly increase the level of comfort and quality of passenger and freight transport.
The estimated speed on the new section of road is 120 km/h.
52-kilometer entrance to the ICC "Ust-Luga" from highway A-180 "Narva" was built and put into operation by stages. In 2014, commissioned interchange on the highway "Narva" (112 km) and the area the entrance to the port from 16 to 40 km In 2015 was opened on a plot from 0 to 16 access to the port and completed the first stage of the work