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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 international motor road corridor “Western Europe – Western China” is very important. It is really the construction of the century. Where else have 2,700 kilometres of quality motor road been built in three years? We need to finish the job next year».
(From Address by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the People of Kazakhstan. 27.01.2012)










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