The President got acquainted with the interchange connecting the Sergeli and Yakkasaray districts. The new 6.5 km road will eliminate traffic jams on Sergeli.
On Tuesday, Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the new roads and interchanges that were opened in Tashkent, the presidential press service reported.
As part of the project, a 6-lane highway with a length of 6.5 kilometers and an interchange with 6 exits were built, the construction of which began in August 2020.
As a result, an effective connection of Kipchak Street (Sergeli district) with Chuponota and Usman Nosir Streets (Yakkasaray district) was achieved.
It is noted that before that, drivers traveling from the Sergeli district to the city center mainly used one road – Yangi Sergeli Street. This road, designed to pass 4,000 cars per hour, was actually used several times more than its capacity. It used to form long traffic jams in the morning and evening.
The new road has a capacity of up to 12,000 vehicles per hour. This will eliminate the problem of congestion and create greater convenience for residents of the capital.
Junctions, ramps and exits are designed and connected to existing roads without traffic lights. As a result, vehicles can merge into the stream without stopping.
In addition, as a result of the opening of the new road, harmful emissions will be reduced by 3 times. Along the road, energy-saving lamps and vine supports were installed. Green areas have been created on free plots, sidewalks and bicycle paths have been laid.
At the presentation, a project for the construction of a 6-kilometer track to the ring road bypassing the Sergeli district was also approved.
The head of state pointed out the need to pay more attention to increasing the capacity of roads.
“It is not possible to build or expand a road everywhere. Much depends on the correct organization of the traffic. It is necessary to create convenience for the population through increasing digitalization, increasing the capacity of roads and intersections,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.