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13 January 2012

The Chairman of State Company Avtodor, Sergei Kelbakh, and the Governor of the Lipetsk Region, Oleg Korolev, discussed the development of the M-4 Don highway in the region

During a working visit to the M-4 Don highway in the Lipetsk Region, the head of the State Company Avtodor, Sergei Kelbakh, met with the Governor of the Lipetsk Region, Oleg Korolev, and also representatives of the regional and district administration of the region.
At the meeting the parties discussed topical issues of the development of high-speed toll sections of the M-4 Don highway in the Lipetsk Region and most importantly, the condition of free alternative routes of travel for these sections. In particular the parties agreed to allow a speed of 110 km/h on the new sections of the M-4 Don highway and at the same time introduce speed restrictions on the sections that pass through towns and villages.
The parties also agreed to implement a whole set of measures that should improve the economic situation and ease social tension on alternative sections of the route along the M-4 Don highway in the Lipetsk Region.
The participants of the meeting stressed the need to create and develop high-speed traffic flows in the region and agreed that the issues associated with this need to be addressed jointly.

“We are grateful to the State Company Avtodor for bringing world-class roads to our region and at the same time significantly increasing the safety of road travel,” said Oleg Korolev.
In 2011 the State Company Avtodor implemented a series of measures to increase the safety of road travel and lower the density of traffic on the alternative route passing through Zadonsk and a number of other localities in the Lipetsk Region. In a number of towns and villages stationary artificial lighting was installed, pedestrian crossings were developed and additional barriers and road signs were put in place. The programme for the comprehensive development of this alternative route for 2012 includes the construction of stationary artificial lighting and pedestrian routes in the towns and villages.