Section of highway Moscow – St. Petersburg will become paid from July 1
Starting from the 1st of July 2015, the section of the course M-11 Moscow – St. Petersburg will become paid. This decree was prepared by the Ministry of Transport and signed by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The payment will be collected for the section from 15th to 58th km during the period of next 99 years.
At the moment the exact fare is unknown, it will be announced by the site operator later. It is expected that travel from Moscow to Sheremetyevo Airport will cost about 100 rubles for passenger cars and the whole travel from end to end will cost 300 rubles. Herewith, the part of the track near Moscow will be the most expensive section of the road with the fare about five rubles per kilometer, while the fare on the site by the St. Petersburg will be two rubles and thirty cents.
It is noted that money received as payment for travel will be spent on repairs and maintenance of the road.
Due to the opening of the course M-11, the highway from Moscow to Sheremetyevo Airport was reduced to 20 minutes on the 28th kilometer.
The construction of the road began in 2011; the completion of construction is planned in 2018. The part which will become paid from July 1 was opened in December 2014 and worked free of charge in a test mode for six months.
For drivers who prefer to use free highways are available alternative free routes.