MOSCOW, March 1 – RIA Novosti. The city authorities decided to extend the restrictions on the movement of transit trucks heavier than 12 tons on the Moscow Ring Road.
Earlier, Moscow and the Moscow region transferred them from the roads of the Moscow region and the Moscow Ring Road to the Central Ring Road. According to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, the measure fully paid off.
“Therefore, we decided to extend it for a year, but we already understand that it will operate on an ongoing basis,” he wrote in his blog.
On the Moscow Ring Road, the intensity of heavy truck traffic decreased by 18%. For the first time in decades, there were no truck accidents on this road for two consecutive days this past weekend. And the average speed of movement increased by 11%.
“On the Central Ring Road, A-107 and A-108, about 5.5 thousand trucks per day have been added, which is not critical. The new route is capable of handling a much larger number of trucks,” Sobyanin said.
The mayor also added that there are no problems with the delivery of groceries and other goods, because the restrictions do not apply to heavy cargo with passes.
The Central Ring Road A 113 (TsKAD) is a project for the development of infrastructure in Moscow and the Moscow Region. Its main purpose is to unload the Moscow Ring Road and federal highways through the redistribution of transit traffic.