Azerbaijan continues constructing a new M-1 Baku-Guba-Russia highway, Trend news agency reports. The road is part of the International North South Transport Corridor and starts at Yashma Baghlary settlement. Construction work at the 30 km long first section of the toll highway between the villages of Yashma and Gilazi of the Khizi district, has been now completed.
Within the framework of the project, two road junctions, one overpass, one bridge over the canal, four underground automobile tunnels were built, 33 rectangular and round concrete pipes of different diameters were laid. Also, within this project, measures were taken at the intersections with reclamation lines, power lines of different voltages, water, and a gas pipeline of international importance.
Currently, construction work continues at the last stage of the section of the new highway, located between the village of Gandob in the Shabran district and the village of Samur in the Gusar district at the intersection with the Russian border. The length of the section, built in the new direction, is 13 km shorter than the existing route and is 58 km. For the remaining three parts, construction work is to be completed in the second half of 2021.
In total, along the entire section of the 150-km road, the construction of 39 interchanges and overpasses, 15 hydraulic and canal bridges, 41 inter-settlement underpass of rectangular shape, laying of 514 circular concrete culverts and pipes of various diameters, 43 rectangular culverts, 20 cattle passages are nearing completion.
The construction of a new road will give an additional impetus to the development of tourism in the region, playing an important role in the transportation of goods and passengers along the International North-South Transport Corridor, will facilitate inflow of goods, including transit goods, thus increasing their scope and generating profits, the development of the national transport infrastructure, create new jobs, which, in turn, will solve many social issues.