Klitschko: We continue major repairs of roads and start to build elevated pedestrian crossings

Кличко: Мы продолжаем капитальный ремонт дорог и начинаем обустраивать повышенные пешеходные переходы

The Metropolitan government continues capital and patching of roads of Kiev. On the prospect of Truth have laid more kilometre of new asphalt, and work will continue. This was stated by the mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko during the inspection of transport infrastructure with the participation of relevant deputies, heads of districts of Kyiv and the “kievavtodor.”

“We are now on the Avenue of Truth, where was held a capital repair of 1 km road. Here more than 30 years the road has not been repaired, she was in a terrible state, – said Vitaly Klitschko. – We will continue to repair and will repair to fall a further 4 km of this road”.

The mayor noted that this year on the part of Victory Avenue from the metro station “beresteyska” metro “Shulyavska” – also will be new asphalt. And reminded that this year in Kiev it is planned to renovate more than 700 thousand square meters of roads and to repair roads on 50 streets.

“Our goal is to make roads which correspond to the level and quality European. We do our best to have extra revenues, and these funds we will invest in the development of infrastructure, in particular road”, – said Vitaly Klitschko.

In the capital also began the arrangement of elevated pedestrian crossings. One transition is located near the military hospital on the street Novorosmetall, another – in the street Suvorov. The mayor together with members of the Inspectorate visited the place, which arranged the transitions.

“In developed countries curbs at pedestrian crossings, and they are made with a vertical drop to “zero”. Such high transition performs a dual function: and “speed bump” that doesn’t allow drivers to exceed the speed limit, and it is comfortable for all pedestrians, including people with disabilities and mothers with prams. We are talking about safety and comfort,” – said Vitaly Klitschko.

The mayor noted that this is the first experimental crossings, but the city authorities does not stop and will continue to equip the Kiev roads elevated pedestrian crossings. In the first place – the place where the greatest traffic load, and with respect to which there is a lot of complaints about drivers who exceed the speed, as well as near schools and hospitals.

“We do everything that in Kiev it was convenient to move pedestrians and drivers”, – said Vitaly Klitschko.