11 January 2024

Almost 740,000 cars registered down the M-12 Vostok highway during the seasonal holidays

During the past New Year holidays, hundreds of thousands of Russians traveled along the new M-12 Vostok highway.

The road along the entire length from Moscow to Kazan was inaugurated by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 21 December 2023, and during the period from 29 December 2023 to 8 January 2024 alone, motorists made 739,498 trips along it.

The Balashikha bypass in the Moscow region was the most popular section among motorists during the holidays. 259,194 cars were registered over it.

The second most popular section was the one spanning from the Central Ring Road to Orekhovo-Zuevo, opened in September 2022. Motorists made 252,395 trips along it, which is more than three times higher than the last New Year's holidays' figure.

An almost twofold increase in traffic compared to the same period last year was also recorded on the M-12 section bypassing Petushki and Lakinsk in the Vladimir region, opened in December 2022. During these New Year holidays, 207,764 cars ran along it.

On the whole, since the opening of traffic along the M-12 Vostok from Moscow to Arzamas in September 2023, almost 6 million trips down the highway have been made.

The M-12 Vostok from Moscow to Kazan represents a comfortable highway 810 km long. Along the entire M-12, there is not a single traffic light, not a single at-grade intersection or surface pedestrian crossing. The highway runs across the territory of five regions: Moscow, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod Regions, Chuvash Republic and the Republic of Tatarstan.

Next year, it will be possible to get along the M-12 Vostok Highway to Yekaterinburg, and then to Tyumen. This road will become the central part of the 12,000 km long Rossiya high-speed transport route, spanning from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. The construction of the M-12 Vostok Moscow - Kazan - Yekaterinburg - Tyumen is carried out within the framework of the national project "Upgrading of Transport Infrastructure".