“In line with construction of the Moscow High-Speed Diameter (MSD), the activities related to construction of the bridge over the Bitsa River on the section that will run from the Moscow Automobile Ring Road to the Solntsevo-Butovo-Varshavskoye Highway are underway”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general contractor and general designer of a number of sections of the Moscow High-Speed Diameter.

“The bridge will be 109 meters long and 40 meters wide, it will be four-span based on five piers. Sinking of the prismatic piles of the three piers has been completed, the pillars have been installed for two of them, high-grade pile foundation has been fully completed on one of the piers, it is 50% complete on the other pier,” said the Deputy Mayor.

According to him, the road bridge across the Bitsa river will provide traffic on the main road route of the high-speed diameter, as well as exits from the highway to the Moscow Automobile Ring Road and Simferopolskoye Highway.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that waste treatment facilities will be constructed on both sides of the bridge.

“They will enable high-quality treatment of storm and melt water and minimize the impact of the highway on the environment,” emphasised Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the engineering holding recalled that 12 km of roads and seven artificial structures would be built on the section of the high-speed diameter from the Moscow Automobile Ring Road to Solntsevo-Butovo-Varshavskoe Highway: besides the bridge over Bitsa, a tunnel under the 32nd km of Moscow Automobile Ring Road is under construction, the project also includes a tunnel on the intersection of the MCD and Simferopolskoye Highway and four overflies.

At the beginning of 2022, Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, announced about the decision to stitch together the North-Eastern and South-Eastern Chords into a new city highway under a name of the Moscow High-Speed Diameter.

“It’s an alternate transport reality. It is to relieve the Moscow Automobile Ring Road, the Third Ring Road, and a huge number of roads that run in the south, east, and north of Moscow and are most heavily congested. It is also an alternate environment: reduction of 20 percent in harmful emissions because there is no overmileage, less traffic jams and so on,” said Sergei Sobyanin.