Friday, September 22, 2017

Sverdlovsk region roads and rails to get expensive upgrades

Russia's Sverdlovsk regional government will invest nearly $3.5 billion to repair its existing roadways and construct new ones by the year 2020.

The government is focused largely on the completion of the Ivdel-Khanty-Mansiyk highway that connects the Sverdlovsk and Yugra regions. The multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment will also create and renovate roads within the city of Yekaterinburg, according to RusBizNews.

By 2030, the regional government plans to invest more than $4 billion to develop Yekaterinburg's rail system. Officials expect to renovate 23 rail stations within the region's capital city.

This year, more than 3.5 million travelers have passed through the region's Koltsovo International Airport, making it the fifth busiest airport in Russia in regards to passenger traffic. Experts expect Koltsovo to serve 7.3 million passengers by 2020, RusBizNews reports.