The Reconstructed Road will Be Fully Commissioned by December 10

The Reconstructed Road will Be Fully Commissioned by December 10

In a few days, the construction of the main section of Yerevan-Sevan-Ijevan-Azerbaijan border Interstate (M-4) highway will be completed.

The road has already been assessed by users. «We did not even feel how we reached Ijevan. That road has always been bumpy and uncomfortable for traffic. In general, the road Yerevan - Sevan – Ijevan now is of very high quality, which greatly facilitates the travel»,- mentioned the drivers we interviewed. Of course, quality is an important guarantee of a good road, and both construction companies and construction materials are responsible for quality. We learned from the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Development of RA how the construction works were carried out. According to the given information, average repair works now are proceeding: milling of old asphalt concrete, pavement repair, smoothing and installation of asphalt concrete pavement. Major repairs have been carried out in some areas. The construction of highway is implemented with preservation of asphalt concrete technology: the road consists of one layer 5 cm thick.

According to the information provided by the ministry, the following construction companies have carried out the construction of various sections of the road: «Chanaparh» Ltd, «AAB project» Ltd, «Ararat-Chanshin» Ltd. The latter is responsible for the refurbishment of 129.1km and 135.4km segments of the highway Yerevan-Sevan-Ijevan-Azerbaijan border. The works are planned to be finished by 10th of December 2019.

The length of the refurbished segment of the Interstate (M-4) highway «Yerevan-Sevan-Ijevan-Azerbaijan border» is 58.9 km, 3,271M AMD has been allocated for the implementation of the project.

Are similar road construction projects envisaged in 2020 and how much money is planned to spend? - we made this inquiry in the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of RA. «Definitely, as for the amount allocated, at this moment I can not say for sure... At present, the reconstruction project envisages the repair of 244.4 km road»,- David Kartashyan, the Head of the Road Policy Department, explained in a telephone conversation with us.