At the beginning of next week, it is planned to open two small but very important sections of Atyrau automobile roads, the closure of which for reconstruction made traffic in the city much more difficult.
First section is Gumarov street from the intersection of Avangard 4th microdistrict to the flyover over Satpayev Avenue. Here, the road was repaired and expanded from 11 to 13.2 meters, borders were replaced. Now there will be 4 lanes. At the turn from flyover to Satpayev Avenue, the roadbed was also completely restored. The trafficway is scheduled to open on September 30, and work continues in the pedestrian zone. The road workers intend to pave the sidewalks, install drainage trays as there weren’t any before, and replace the lighting poles.
On this site, there are two bus shelters – near the supermarket and on the opposite side of the street and “pockets” for public transport accordingly. Shelters of Belarusian production will be delivered in October. Many motorists are surprised – why, having carried out such a large-scale work, repairmen disregarded the roadbed on the flyover itself? Now it is discordant with new “clothing” of the streets. As explained in the press service of the contractor Atyrauinzhstroy LLP, the Client did not include it in the list of works. Reconstruction of Kurmangazy street will continue until the end of the repair season, but they intend to finish the section from the flyover to Moskovskaya street in a week.
The second section is Valikhanov Street from the gas station on Makhambet Street to Azattyk Avenue in the vicinity of the EmbaMunaiGaz office. It was also expanded – from 9 to 11 meters, paving stones and borders were replaced, 18 lighting columns were changed. Drainage trays in that area are not provided – the slope of the surface works as drainage. This site is scheduled to open on October 1. The continuation of Valikhanov Street from the EMG office to the embankment will be open on October 15, if the weather allows us to complete all the scheduled work.
Zulfiya ISKALIEVA, azh. kz.
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