Turkmenistan on way to completing car bridge across Garabogaz Bay

Business Materials 7 November 2018 16:37 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7

By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:

The development of the project of automobile bridge across the Garabogaz Bay has been completed in Turkmenistan, the local TV channel Altyn Asyr reported Nov. 7.

Currently, road construction departments of the Turkmenavtoyollary (Turkmen Highways) State Concern are working on asphalting the roadway and setting up barrier fences on sections of the Turkmenbashi – Farab highway, the message said.

“In the Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi, Ashgabat-Turkmenabat and Ashgabat-Dashoguz directions, the construction of some road sections has been completed.

"Next year, large capital investments will be spent on construction of these transport arteries with the length of 1676 kilometers,” the message said.

More than a hundred bridges including Atamyrat-Kerkichi bridge (1,415 meters) and Turkmenabat-Farab bridge (1,600 meters) across the Amu Darya River were built and put into operation with the participation of local and foreign companies, the message says.

"In addition, work was carried out on the construction of a highway from the airport of Turkmenbashi city to the Avaza national tourist zone, as well as roads in the resort area. Currently, a 60-meter-long automobile bridge is being built at the 564th km of the Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi road,” the message reads.

“The specialists of the design institute of the Turkmenavtoyollary SC have completed the development of a project for another 354-meter long and 17-meter wide road bridge across the Garabogaz Bay, which will provide four-lane traffic (two lanes in each direction) of transport on the Turkmenbashi - Garabogaz - border of Kazakhstan route. The new route will be a continuation of the Ashgabat - Turkmenbashi road, which will allow for increasing traffic flow and enhancing the volume of trade turnover between the neighboring countries," the message says.

In addition to the Turkmenbashi – Farab, Ashgabat – Dashoguz, Turkmenbashi – Garabogaz – Kazakhstan highways, it is also planned to build Turkmenabat – Dashoguz and Mary – Serhetabat highways of regional significance.