In the Odessa region, they completed the repair of the M-15 and opened the road to bypass Reni

12 February 2019, 15:45
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In Odesa region, a newly built road was opened around Reni and completed the repair of the international route M-15 Odesa-Reni. The opening was attended by President Petro Poroshenko and chairman of the Odessa regional state administration Maxim Stepanov.

The total length of the newly built bypass road is 6.3 km. It is part of the M-15 and is already open for travel from now on. The new by-pass road will allow you to take out large-sized transport outside Reni and unload the streets of the city. About 390 million hryvnias were spent on its construction.

"By April 2019, it was necessary to complete some of the work on the completion of the project, but now we can say: from Reni to Odessa is leading a new, well-repaired road. The main work was carried out in 2017-2018 and this is an unprecedented period when in two years the building of a fully-built, renovated, modernized road of such length was completed ", - said Petro Poroshenko.

The M-15 route, with a total length of 306 km, was in an emergency and needs to be restored for more than 30 years. Thanks to the repair of the highway, the time from Odessa to Reni decreased from 7 to 4 hours.

Petro Poroshenko stressed that this year, 55 billion hryvnias will be allocated for the construction of roads in Ukraine. And as a result of decentralization, communities have more money to build roads within cities.

"The road is the development of Ukraine. To date, there will be new jobs, business opportunities and new opportunities for the port of Izmail. New features for the Rhine port. Hence, Ukraine begins with Reni ", - said the President.

In turn, the region's head Maxim Stepanov is convinced that road repair gives impetus to the development of tourism, small and medium-sized businesses. Recall that construction and repair of roads is one of the key priorities of the Strategic Action Plan of the Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Maxim Stepanov "Intelligent Region". During 2017-2018, 450 km of roads (including 233 km of the Odessa-Reni highway) were repaired in the region.

Note that the route M-15 - strategically important not only for the Odessa region, but also for the whole of Ukraine. It passes through the territory of nine districts, provides communication with the ports of Ukraine, there is a constant movement of heavy transit transport to the international crossing point of Giurgiulesti.