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Work Progress on Merke-Burylbaital Road Section (km 7-273)

The source of the Photograph: NC “KazAutoZhol” JSC

In May, 2019 reconstruction works started on Merke-Burylbaital republican road. At the moment, milling works are being carried out on the existing pavement at km 220-221, the earthworks are performed at km 221-222 road section, namely existing subgrade is deconstructed by an excavator and bulldozer, earthworks are graded by the grader and embankment is compacted by rollers.

Construction of 276 numbers of culverts, rest areas, covered bus stops, 6 numbers of bridges and 3 numbers of overpasses, 11 illuminated road junctions are planned to be done.

238 units of equipment and 394 people are involved in construction works.

The road with a total length of 262 km is divided into 4 sections. According to the Work Program, the road from Merke to Shu will be reconstructed up to 4-laned Category I road. The remaining three sections will be classified Category II with 2 lanes.




«The completion of the Kazakhstan’s section of the Western Europe – Western China International Road Corridor is very important. It is really the construction of the century»

«We set an objective to develop infrastructure. And it turned out to be within our power. We are currently reviving the New Silk Road. We have opened access to the countries of the Persian Gulf and the Greater East. We have opened the Eastern gates, paving the way to the markets of China and the entire Asian continent», "Kazakhstan-2050” Strategy.
Address of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy, 2012.





«The executive authorities need a complete, high-quality Nurly Zhol Program. This is a strategic project which will affect the entire transport infrastructure».






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