The Moscow Chord Ring is 57% complete – Andrey Bochkarev

More than 190 km of roads were built within creating the system of highways, including Rocade and three Chords which is 57% of its total length, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the government of Moscow on urban policy and the construction Andrey Bochkarev. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general contractor and general designer of several sections of chords.

“The primary objective of road construction in Moscow is the creation of chord highways system consisting of the North-West, North-East and South-East Chords, and the Southern Rokade. To date, 190 km of roads have been built according to the project, which is 57% of the total length,” said Andrey Bochkarev.

The project has already introduced about a hundred transport facilities during the project, including bridges, overpasses, tunnels, and 54 pedestrian crossings.

“Today, there is traffic movement along six sections of the North-Eastern Chord with a total length of 75 km. Also, there are three sections of the Southern Rokade with a total length of more than 31.5 km,” specified Andrey Bochkarev and reminded that the 83-km North-Western Chord is already open to road-users.

According to the Deputy Mayor, the project is planned to be completed in 2023. “Moscow needs chordal highways because this traffic system is 20% more efficient than the secluded ring road. On the one hand, they serve as outbound routes, providing exit outside the Moscow Ring Road, bypassing the city center. On the other hand, they redistribute traffic flows between the major transport arteries of the city,” explained the head of the Moscow Stroycomplex.
The creation of a chordal system is a key project for developing road and transport structure in Moscow. Chords are designed to connect the city’s peripheral areas and reduce the street and road network load in the center, the Moscow Automobile Ring Road and the Third Ring Road. Experts believe that a chordal traffic management system is 20% more efficient than a secluded ring road.