The Roki Tunnel, whose reconstruction was completed in October this year, was officially inaugurated.
The ceremony was attended to by Leonid Tibilov, Head of South Ossetia, Alania Teimuraz Mamsurov, Head of North Ossetia, representatives of the Ministry of Transportation, contractor officers from JSC USK MOST and LLC BTS Gidrostroy.
The trial operation of the tunnel showed that the traffic in both directions flows without congestion at the approaches to the tunnel and can be significantly increased. The specified design throughput capacity is of 15,000 vehicles per day.
The motorists appreciated the convenience of the new tunnel and expressed their gratitude to the builders for the job well done. The tunnel meets the latest world standards in terms of the protection against groundwater and surveillance and security systems.
The reconstruction of the facility is not finished yet. The project includes the permanent lining of the tunnel gallery and installation of all utility systems in the gallery to be completed in 2015.
Sergej Berdnikov / SK MOST