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April 30, 2021, 15:19

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Photo by D. Grishkin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government

Previously, the innovations were planned to be introduced at the beginning of May. Restrictions will relieve the ring road and reduce accidents.

Traffic restrictions for trucks heavier than 3.5 tons on the Moscow Ring Road will come into effect on June 15. Previously, they were planned to be introduced in early May. According to new rules, to travel on the Moscow ring road, truck drivers must issue a special pass.

The decision to postpone the deadlines was made so that business representatives, including small companies and individual entrepreneurs, prepare for the imposed restrictions. Earlier, they expressed concern that they would not be able to promptly apply for a pass, because the days from 1 to 10 May were declared non-working. You can apply for a pass on these days as usual.

The imposed restrictions are needed by Moscow and the region. Public transport, ambulances, fire trucks, residents of the capital and the Moscow region travel along the Moscow Ring Road. Trucks that travel along this road in transit and do not enter the city increase the accident rate and worsen the environment.

The new rules are not the first in this direction. There are already restrictions for heavy vehicles heavier than 12 tons, in March they were extended for a year, and in the future they plan to make them permanent. The innovations are yielding results – the traffic intensity and accidents on the Moscow Ring Road have decreased, and the speed has increased by 11 percent.

Transit trucks can use other roads – the Central Ring Road, highways A107 and A108.

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