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Ukravtodor estimates losses from damage to road infrastructure at more than UAH 900 bln

KYIV. May 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) today estimates the losses from damage to road infrastructure (roads and bridges) during the war with Russia at more than UAH 900 billion.

"Today, 24,000 km of roads have been destroyed, of which 9,000 km of roads are state roads. In addition, more than 300 artificial structures have been destroyed, of which 125 are on state roads … Our losses exceed UAH 900 billion," Andriy Ivko, the first deputy head of Ukravtodor, said at a briefing at the Ukraine Media Center on Friday.

According to him, it will take three to four years to restore the road infrastructure if financial resources are available.

Ivko noted that today the main task is to make passages where the bridges have been destroyed. To date, the road workers have already installed 30 temporary artificial structures on which you can move, and also cleared about 750 km of roads.

"Now we are restoring those areas that have been liberated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Thus, in Kyiv region, 220 km of public roads (in Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel) and 260 km of state roads have already been cleared. In addition, a temporary passage has already been made along 17 (of the 37 destroyed) artificial structures, work is currently underway on two more," he said.

The expert also noted that traffic has already been resumed on the Kyiv-Chernihiv road and on the roads of international importance – Kyiv-Chop and Kyiv-Kovel-Yahodyn.

As reported, in early April, Ukravtodor estimated losses from damage to road infrastructure at UAH 874 billion.