, the highway agency reported on Facebook. “Unfortunately, having crossed the borders of our state, it is expected that you meet a pothole,” Ukravtodor wrote. Almost all the work this year is being undertaken in Zakarpattia, repairing road connections to Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania. Last year, 150 km of border roads were repaired. By 2023, the plan is to repair 600 km.
, Ukravtodor, the state highway agency, reports on Facebook. “The total length of facilities on which work has begun is 1,960 km,” the agency says. “The current plan for 2021 provides for the construction, reconstruction, overhaul and current average repair of 4,500 km and 150 bridges.” Last year saw the rebuilding of 3,900 km of national roads and 2,000 km of local roads. Known as ‘Big Construction’ the multi-billion-dollar program is a centerpiece of the Zelenskiy administration.
one goal of the EBRD-Ukravtodor partnership is to create by this summer a joint stock company within Ukravtodor capable of generating capital by issuing infrastructure bonds. With international demand strong for Ukraine hryvnia bonds, planners believe foreign demand could extend beyond paying for international highways to pay for regional roads. Last year, the Cabinet of Ministers extended $840 million in state guarantees to Ukravtodor. The agency sold $500 million worth of bonds to three state banks – Ukreximbank, Ukrgasbank, and Oschadbank.
The P-66 runs from Demyno-Oleksandrivka, the northern border checkpoint with Russia, 240 km south to the front line area, near Lysychansk. Partly due to old bridges, some dating back to the 1950s, the average speed on the road is 50 km/hour.