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21 February 2019

Another Wildlife Crossing Erected over CRR-3

Major construction and mounting works are completed at yet another wildlife crossing of the third Launch Complex of the CRR.

The 53-meter long and 21-meter wide bridge structure is located in the Dmitrovsky district of Moscow Region and intended for the passage of wild animals over the highway. The location of the wildlife crossing was defined in accordance with animal migration routes, considering the recommendations of environmental protection experts. Its construction will not only help preserve traditional migration routes, but also won\t let animals appear on the road and, subsequently, reduce the risk of accidents.

As of today, all in-situ concrete works on slab installation have been completed in full. The structure is carefully covered with a weather cloth, to preserve the facility from snow, wind and rain during the winter season. By the time of commissioning of the entire CRR-3, topsoil will be laid, trees and shrubs will be planted on the wildlife crossing, and approaches closely imitating natural environment will be arranged.     

The new facility is the second wildlife crossing on the CRR-3  The first of the five scheduled wildlife crossings and the most massive one, almost 100 meters long, was erected in the Solnechnogorsk district of Moscow Region last summer. 

The State Company Avtodor was among the first in the road construction sector  who started building such environmental facilities. It is worth noting that the first Russian bridge-type wildlife crossing was built and launched at the 170th kilometer of the M-3 Ukraine Federal Highway in Kaluga Region in September 2016. Its efficiency is affirmed by constant inspections, which are conducted by the specialists of the State Company with the participation of the MADI (Moscow Administrative Road Inspection) and Ministry of Agriculture of Kaluga Region. Moose, roe deer, wild boar, fox, hare, and weasel pass along the wildlife crossing.