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St. Petersburg (new construction)
Design, detailed design
Project period: 2004 – 2016
General Designer: AO Institute Stroyproekt
Client: Western High Speed Diameter JCS
WHSD is the first urban toll expressway in St. Petersburg, 46.6 km in length, which comprises a great number of complex engineering structures. The road links the southern and western city districts with the Ring Road, Vasilievsky Island in the center and the Scandinavia highway in the north, and has improved accessibility of the main transport hubs — Pulkovo Airport, the port of St. Petersburg and the Marine Façade passenger terminal. The new expressway has reduced travel times in some city areas by 50-70%.
WHSD features the second and the third longest bridge structures in Russia — Southern mainline flyover with the bridges over the Sea Channel and Korabelny Fairway, 9378 m long, and Northern mainline flyover with the bridges over Petrovsky Fairway and Elagin Fairway, 8794 m long.
Total length — 46.6 km
Total length of engineering structures (bridges, overpasses, tunnels) — 21 km
Maximum traffic volume — 140 000 vehicles a day
Interchanges — 14
Trips per year > 70 mln
An 8.7km-long stretch provides a link between the Ring Road and the seaport. About 90% of this road section are flyovers, bridges and overpasses as it runs through an extremely narrow corridor within industrial areas and the railway right-of-way. At some locations, the road passes at 25 m above the ground. Considering the confined space, our engineers suggested double deck horizontally curved trusses accommodating the carriageways of opposite traffic directions.
This road section, 26.4 km long, ensures new entrances and exits to/from the north of the city and a new exit to the resort area at the Gulf of Finland.
The 11.7km-long Central Section is technically the most complicated part of the road running on bridges and flyovers over the Neva Bay.
Double-deck bridge over the Sea Channel
– length — 1020 m
– length of central span — 168 m
– bridge underclearance — 52 m
Cable-stayed bridge over Korabelny Fairway
– length — 620 m
– length of central span — 320 m
– bridge underclearance — 35 m
Cable-stayed bridge over Petrovsky Fairway
– length — 581 m
– length of central span — 240 m
– underbridge clearance — 25 m
Open-cut at Vasilievsky Island
– length — 2977 m
– depth — 7 m
– length of the tunnel under the Smolenka River — 290 m
Shkiperskaya interchange at the Western High Speed Diameter partly opens to traffic
On 20 December, the new interchange between WHSD and Shkipersky Protok Street partly opened to traffic.
New interchange opens to traffic on Western High Speed Diameter
On September 14th, the interchange at the intersection of the Western High Speed Diameter (WHSD) with Shuvalovsky Prospekt was officially opened to traffic in Primorsky District of St. Petersburg.
Stroyproekt wins the tender for design of the WHSD link to the planned East-West Highway
Stroyproekt has won the public tender for development of design documentation and cost estimates for the project “Connection of the Western High Speed Diameter to the East-West Highway and construction of a new traffic interchange with Vitebsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg”.
The Western High Speed Diameter Project Wins NOPRIZ 2017 Competition
On November, 29, the winners of the Best Project 2017 Competition organized by National Association of Researchers and Designers (NOPRIZ) received their awards in Moscow.
Stroyproekt Wins the Competition “Leader of Innovations in the Russian Road Sector 2017”
Institute Stroyproekt was announced the winner of the 6th All-Russia Competition “Leader of Innovations in the Russian Road Sector 2017” in nomination “Innovations in Design”.