Long-Planned Pavlodar Road Projects Move Forward

BridgePAVLODAR – 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.

Get The Astana Times stories sent directly to you! Sign up via the website or subscribe to our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, YouTube and Tiktok!