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Autostrada continues to repair the M-12 route near Vinnytsia

The joint Ukrainian German company Autostrada is reconstructing the trans-national transport corridor GO-Highway on the Lityn and Nemyriv directions in Vinnytsia region. The company uses modern European-made machinery for work and produces asphalt at the German high-tech plant Benninghoven.

Anatoly Vakar, the head of JV Autostrada describes the technology of the ecological method of cold recycling: "The old layer of asphalt is removed. A special stationary unit mixes this mass with binder materials and cement is added. In the right proportions, this mixture is laid in the form of a lower layer 15 centimetres thick. Then 2 more layers of asphalt are laid on top”.

The enterprise performs the complete package of road reconstruction. This is not only a replacement of the coating but also the arrangement of sidewalks, stops, lawns, installation of lighting elements and barrier fences.

The quality of construction materials is constantly monitored by our own specialized laboratory; therefore, the company takes regular inspections by the Ukravtodor state company quite calmly. Cylindrical holes in road covering - a mark of sampling for passing control.

"We select samples for physical and mechanical tests of asphalt  - the composition, elasticity and strength, the content of binding substances"; - explains Bohdan Nesterenko the head of the sector of artificial structures of the State Enterprise "Road quality control".

Road-builders assure: it is in our own interest to repair the highway according to all European standards. We build consciously and for many years to serve.

"If during the warranty period there is damage to the asphalt, the enterprise which carried out the work will eliminate any defects at its own expense"- emphasizes  Ihor Korolchuk, the head of the Road Service in Vinnytsia region.

Anatoly Vakar, director of the Autostrada joint venture, is sure of the quality of the repairs and asserts that the life of the repaired sections will be 10 years. This is on the condition that trucks weighing more than 24 tons in the heat will be restricted.

Route M12, "Stryi-Kropyvnytsky-Znamianka", is part of the trans-national transport corridor GO-Highway. It connects the Black Sea ports of Odesa and Mykolaiv with the Polish city of Gdansk in the Baltic Sea. The volume of traffic here reaches 13 thousand vehicles per day. Repair of the highway is under the scrutiny of the Ukrainian Government. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman has personally checked the quality of repair works in Vinnytsia. In an interview with journalists, the Prime Minister emphasized that he was pleased with the technological approach that he saw on the sections of the strategic route M12.

Recently the joint Ukrainian-German enterprise Autostrada has completed the preparation cycle and work and is ready for commissioning.