|Novosibirsk||Ob River Crossing – Bugrinsky Bridge in Novosibirsk|
|Sochi.||Back-up of Kurortny Prospect, 3 stage|
Our guests were offered a number of presentations about the Stroyproekt Engineering Group and its activities, including the presentation of a unique Western High Speed Diameter (WHSD) Motorway Project which General Designer is Stroyproekt.
After the visit to Stroyproekt, the Finnish delegation went on excursion to the already completed sections of the road and the construction site of the WHSD Central Section.
According to our Finnish colleagues, they were impressed with the progress of transport infrastructure development in St. Petersburg. Moreover, our guests appreciated the scale and complexity of projects designed by the Stroyproekt Engineering Group.
The Western High Speed Diameter (WHSD) in St. Petersburg is one of the projects intended to give a strong impulse to the Northern capital development as a megacity and one of major European transport centers. WHSD is important both for the city itself and Russia in general. Its construction meets priority demands for social and economic development of transport infrastructure. This modern multi-lane highway will connect the southwest of the city, including the Sea Port area, with the Ring Road, Vasilievsky Island, Kurortny District and the Scandinavia motorway. WHSD Project is the largest PPP project in Russian transport sector.
Western High Speed Diameter (WHSD)
WHSD is the first urban toll expressway in St. Petersburg, 46.6 km in length, which comprises a great number of complex engineering structures. The road links the southern and western city districts with the Ring Road, Vasilievsky Island in the center and the Scandinavia highway in the north, and has improved accessibility of the main transport hubs — Pulkovo Airport, the port of St. Petersburg and the Marine Façade passenger terminal. The new expressway has reduced travel times in some city areas by 50-70%.
WHSD features the second and the third longest bridge structures in Russia — Southern mainline flyover with the bridges over the Sea Channel and Korabelny Fairway, 9378 m long, and Northern mainline flyover with the bridges over Petrovsky Fairway and Elagin Fairway, 8794 m long.