Bechtel Corporation, the largest construction company in the US, signed a memorandum of cooperation on Friday with Ukravtodor on construction of the 150-km Kyiv Bypass Road.

 This confirmation of interest caps several recent meetings in Kyiv and Washington between Bechtel executives and Ukrainian officials. Ukraine’s state highway agency has divided the project into six sections. Three are already in the design stage. One 25 km segment includes a 6 km bridge over the Dnipro, near Ukrainka, about 40 km south of the Kyiv Ring Road.