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Sheremetyevo Traffic to Be Affected by M-11 Highway Construction

Road traffic between terminal areas at Russia's second-biggest airport will be disrupted in the coming months because of construction work on the new M-11 toll highway that will link Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The current U-turn under International Shosse, which allows vehicles leaving Sheremetyevo D, E and F to turn onto Sheremetyevskoi Shosse in the direction of terminals A, B, C and the cargo terminal will be closed beginning Feb. 4, Interfax reported Thursday.

It will be replaced with another exit very close by, which will also help to maintain uninterrupted traffic flow between terminals A, B, C and D, E, F.

The first cars will begin to travel on the first section of the M-11 toll road in 2014.

“When the [toll] road comes on line at the end of 2014, the U-turn at Sheremetyevo will be free of charge and be executed on newly implemented multi-level intersection,” a statement from the North-West Concession Co., or NWCC, said.

NWCC, which is 50 percent owned by bridge-builder Mostotrest and 50 percent by a consortium of companies lead by French construction firm Vinci, is building the road.

The first section will be 43 kilometers long and be range between six and 10 lanes wide. Speeds of up to 150 kilometers per hour will be permitted.

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