Construction of the Ashgabat –Tejen highway, part of the broader Ashgabat – Turkmenabat highway project, is underway.
At the session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on January 11, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the decree, having authorized Türkmen Awtoban CJSC, the member of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, to make project design and construction of Ashgabat – Turkmenabat highway and its facilities.
Türkmen Awtoban plans to complete the construction of the highway and all facilities in three phases until December 2023. The main contractors of the project are Nusaý Yollary, Hyzmat Merkezi, Oguz Yoly, Altyn Nesil private enterprises.
According to the Resolution of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the first part of the highway Ashgabat – Tejen will be opened in December 2020, the second section, Tejen – Mary, - in December 2022 and the third from Mary to Turkmenabat in December 2023.
The State provided Türkmen Awtoban CJSC with $2,3 billion for the construction of the highway.
The highway will have eight lanes – three main and one auxiliary on each side of the road. The width of the road will be 34.5 meters. The route will start from the intersection, which will be built at the 24th kilometre of Ashgabat – Dashoguz road. Payment terminals, which will provide electronic payments, traffic control services and recreation area will be located at the same place.
Four bridges across the rivers, four bridges across the railways, 22 bridges at the crossing with other roads will also be built along the highway. The traffic will be controlled by special system of video surveillance, which will collect, store and transfer all data of the traffic to traffic control service. Special telephone stations connected with control centre for emergency calls and assistance will be located along the highway.