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State to co-finance construction of bridge, transport interchange in Ivano-Frankivsk

KYIV. Sept 14 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The state will co-finance the construction of a new bridge and interchange across the Bystrytsia Solotvynska River in Ivano-Frankivsk as part of the presidential program Big Construction, according to the Facebook page of Ukravtodor on Monday, September 13.

"The bridge over the river Bystrytsia Solotvynska, which is now used by citizens, was built in 1969. The bridge is considered to be of limited serviceability. Traffic on it is a risk to life and health of citizens. According to documentation, its service life has expired in August 2021," the message said.

This bridge provides transport links with one of the largest neighborhoods of Ivano-Frankivsk, Pasichna, where a third of citizens live. It also coincides with the national road H-09 Mukachevo-Lviv.

The project provides for the construction of a new bridge across the river on the continuation of Khimikiv Street and the corresponding transport interchange. The contractor has already completed some of the work on the bridge.

During his visit to Prykarpattia, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky promised to support Ivano-Frankivsk and include the facility in the Big Construction program. The parliament and the government have provided the allocation of the first UAH 60 million subvention from the state budget for the construction of a new bridge and a transport interchange. Another UAH 100 million are necessary to complete the construction," Ukravtodor reported.

On the occasion of the construction of the bridge and the interchange, a meeting was held with the participation of Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov, mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk Ruslan Martsinkiv and MPs Eduard Proschuk and Vasyl Virastiuk.

"While the construction of a new bridge in Ivano-Frankivsk is on pause, the old bridge is being systematically destroyed. On average, 10,000 vehicles pass through it every day. Its closure will completely cut off the path of the entire neighborhood," Proschuk said.

The new bridge is designed from uncut metal beams and orthotropic roadway slab. It will connect Ivasiuka, Nadrichna and Vasyl Stefanyk Naberezhna Streets, which are also used as part of the roads of national importance H-09, H-10, and H-18.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that 216 bridges were built and renovated as part of the Big Construction in 2020. This year it is planned to build and renovate another 245 bridges, in particular, the Kremenchuk bridge.