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“Merke-Shu-Burylbaital” road project is at the completion stage

Reconstruction of the road of republican significance with a length of 262 km “Merke-Shu-Burylbaital” in Zhambyl oblast is 85% completed. Thus, within the framework of the project, 19 bridges and overpasses, 276 culverts were built, more than 5 million m3 of subgrade were constructed.

The road consists of 4 sections, one of which was commissioned last year. In the remaining sections, traffic is carried out on a new surface and work is underway to equip the road. At “Merke-Shu” section, work continues on the installation of the remaining two lanes and approaches to three overpasses. The route bypasses settlements, which makes it safer.

The construction of the route is continued by a consortium, which consists of domestic and foreign general contractors. About 400 working personnel and 250 units of special equipment were mobilized at the sites. It is important to note that all road construction materials used in the project are of domestic production.

The project also provides for the construction of 9 equipped recreation areas and 34 car pavilions in all settlements.

After completion of the reconstruction works, “Merke-Shu” section (86 km) will correspond to the I technical category with 4 lanes, and “Shu-Burylbaital” section (176 km) will correspond to the II technical two-lane category.

Completion is scheduled for the end of 2023.





«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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