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"The old woman" regularly carries its heavy burden. The traffic flow on the very first section of the road, in the Lyubertsy district, exceeds all conceivable standards - 90 thousand cars per day (with a norm of 25 thousand)! Further, of course, easier. That is, there are fewer cars, but the cars are all 20-40 ton trucks! And the farther from the capital, the narrower the federal highway becomes, dividing barriers disappear - but a gauge appears. Its depth reaches 27 centimeters! A bridge over the river Severka? Built back in 1926, it is worthy of a song. Since then it has been repeatedly repaired, but in terms of its parameters, it still remained in the era of gigs …

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Private trip on the federal highway M5 - private only for the domestic driver, accustomed to everything. But a foreigner can decide that this is a specially prepared "decoration" for the rally-raid. So why today, at the beginning of the XXI century, the quality of roads in the center of Russia does not fit into the concept of "road"? The answer lies on the surface - scanty financing of the road sector. In principle, the initial section of the M5 highway was still lucky, after all, the capital was nearby. But it’s worth driving away for 300 kilometers, somewhere near Shatsk …

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“Since 2002, when road funds were liquidated, it has become harder and harder to maintain roads, ” explains Alexander Kalashnikov, head of the Federal Highway Administration (FUAD) of the Big Volga. - Local budgets will not overpower not only the construction - operation of the road. On some sections of the Ural highway there was no repair for 15-16 years! Other 20 years are included in the plans for reconstruction (mainly bypassing settlements). We have for 2002-2005. funding for the M5 road was cut by more than 300 million rubles. Well, what is the federal road if there is no account for the villages through which the highway passes? Yes, there are signs that limit speed, but who is looking at them? You won’t get enough of all the inspectors in the bushes! As a result, a very high accident rate.