The M-12 motorway under construction from Moscow to Kazan should be extended to Yekaterinburg within three years. This was announced on April 21 during a message to the Federal Assembly by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Funds for the extension of the road will be allocated from the National Wealth Fund. Putin noted that now it is necessary to accelerate the construction of the Moscow-Kazan highway for its further extension.
“Thus, in 2024, taking into account the existing Moscow – St. Petersburg highway and the Central Ring Road, safe high-speed traffic will be ensured across the entire European part from the Baltic to the Urals,” the head of state added.
Putin clarified that the supporting infrastructure should lead to the development of all territories.
In July 2020, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, speaking in Yelabuga at a meeting on the construction of the Europe-Western China highway, announced the start of the Moscow-Kazan highway project.
The 794 km long motorway, which will receive the M-12 number, will unite the four largest agglomerations – Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara-Togliatti – and will halve the travel time between Moscow and Kazan.
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