PAVLODAR – Major, national-scale projects in transport logistics are being implemented in Pavlodar. Plans that have been long in the making to build a bridge over the Irtysh River connecting Pavlodar and Aksu and to continue road construction in the direction of Astana, Karaganda, Semipalatinsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk, and to the Russian cities of Omsk, Novosibirsk and Barnaul are coming to fruition.
Road construction is already underway from Astana to Pavlodar and further on to Ust-Kamenogorsk. The 1,000-kilometre road is being constructed in parts. An 11-kilometre, four-lane section is being laid in Pavlodar, and, concurrently, a four-lane, 12-kilometre bridge (the longest in Kazakhstan) is under construction to directly connect Pavlodar with Aksu and further along with Semey.
The $10-billion Astana-Pavlodar autobahn will meet the highest standards and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016. Additional road construction from Pavlodar to Ust-Kamenogorsk will continue from 2016 to 2018.
The developer of the bridge over the Irtysh River is KazAvtoZhol NC and the project is on schedule.