The opening of two lanes of 277-kilometer Tavrida federal highway is planned for the end of this year, Izvestia newspaper reported on Wednesday referring to the Ministry of Transport of Russia.
However, as noted in the message, the highway will be put into operation in all parts only two years later. According to TASS news agency, long-distance road approaches from the Krasnodar Territory will begin to operate in full since 2022.
The four-lane Tavrida federal highway, which connects Sevastopol and Kerch, is being built according to the federal program for the development of the region. At the moment, its readiness is about 30%. After commissioning, the highway will become the connecting route between the Crimean bridge with mainland Russia.