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The bridge is handed over

Administration of Nizhni Novgorod optimises automobile movement from - for the emergency Kanavinsky bridge not planned closing: public transport will redirect on other bridges, having changed movement schemes on the most problem sites of roads in city centre and on transit routes. Expenses for maintenance of the new scheme and reconstruction the city estimates in 3 mlrd rbl., but sources of these means are not defined yet. Nevertheless, according to officials, difficult the situation on roads will be only in the first some days from start of the new scheme. Experts predict multikilometer stoppers until the alternative pontoon crossing will earn and approaches to metromostu will not be expanded.

About measures on traffic optimisation in a city in connection with partial closing of the Kanavinsky bridge yesterday on a press - conferences were told by representatives of administration of Nizhni Novgorod, the regional government and traffic police. Since April, 3rd two strips will be accessible to movement on the bridge from six only. Them will take away for journey of automobile and easy commercial cars. And at separate o`clock (in the morning and in the evening) movement on strips will be organised in a reversive order. To public transport entrance on the bridge will forbid. The majority of bus routes as a result will transfer on metromost and partially - on the Molitovsky bridge.

the Kanavinsky bridge through Oka, the uniter nagornuju and zarechnuju parts of Nizhni Novgorod, - the oldest in a city and at present one of the most loaded. Movement on it has been opened in the April, 1933, since then full reconstruction was spent only time in 1970 - h years. In contemporary history of a city to a condition of a construction of the power have attended in 2003, then the Moscow institute “ Research of bridges and other engineering constructions “ has allowed to maintain the bridge within seven years at gradual decrease in loading on it. Bridge closing is primary was planned for autumn of this year, but the examination which has taken place in March IrkutskgiprodorNII (the developer of the project of reconstruction) recognised its further operation in a former mode unsafe. The project of reconstruction of the bridge should be ready by September, for now experts of IrkutskgiprodorNII plan to conduct weekly monitoring of a condition of its support and bearing designs to estimate possibility of its operation in a new mode. There will be in parallel works on the project of reconstruction of the bridge which should be ready by September.

all past week the power and traffic polices worked over variants of the organisation of alternative crossings through Oka, and also the project of the new scheme of movement on the most problem sites of city roads - approaches to metromostu which will incur the basic additional loading. As the deputy chief of regional management of traffic police Nikolay Mamonov, since Monday in streets Small Jamsky and Bitter, and also Soviet has told yesterday, Ivan Romanov and others problem for journey regulation will be involved an order of 40 employees of traffic police. To release from a transit steam of cars of street and the Myzinsky bridge loading growth on which also expect in traffic police, the transport going towards Kazan, will cut on approaches to a city and to direct on a roundabout highway. As mark in city administration and traffic police, on it measures on traffic optimisation in a city will not be limited: in particular, the city carries on negotiations with engineering armies of the Ministry of Defence and the navigable companies on the organisation of pontoon and ferry crossings through Oka, and also passenger transportations by courts on an air cushion. Besides, as has informed vitse - mayor Bottom Sergey Gladyshev, work on building of approaches to metromostu from outside nagornoj city parts (according to the project, by June of this year the road to street of Ilinsky street with crossing Bitter should be constructed, and by October - an exit to the area of Ljadova) will be accelerated.

According to Sergey Gladyshev, on the organisation of alternative crossings, maintenance of the new scheme of movement and bridge reconstruction it is required in total an order 3 mlrd rbl., approximately 1,2 mlrd the rbl. from which will go directly for repair work on the Kanavinsky bridge. Thus, as admitted vitse - the mayor, sources of financing of these items of expenses are not defined yet: the city counts on the financial help of federal and regional budgets. If it will not be possible to receive their support, according to mister Gladyshev, the city administration will involve credits.

Despite already taken measures, Nikolay Mamonov recognises that in the first days after partial closing of movement on the Kanavinsky bridge the situation on roads will be difficult, but subsequently is stabilised: “ I Think, later, as drivers will optimise the routes and to get used to the new scheme of movement, intensity will gradually decrease “.

Forecasts of experts more sceptical. “ taken measures on the organisation of city movement in connection with partial closing of the Kanavinsky bridge of notable effect will not give today, - the co-chairman of Nizhniy Novgorod regional public organisation “Automovement“ Alexander Deitch considers. - the most problem places - on approaches to metromostu - and collect today long enough stoppers. So with introduction of restrictions the situation only will be aggravated “. And other bridges, according to mister Deitch effectively unload a transport stream cannot until will mount naplavnoj the bridge and will not construct high-grade approaches to metromostu. By estimations of analysts of company DorogaTV Mobile Software, the average length of stoppers a city can return or even to exceed level which was before opening metromosta in November of last year. “ then the average length of stoppers a city has decreased approximately on third to 12-14 km, - the head of department PR and communications of the company Anton Shestakov explains. - now we do not exclude that the length of jams on roads will grow to 25 km “.