New highway Moscow – St. Petersburg will not be completed before 2018 FIFA World Cup

This was announced by board member of the State company Russian Highways, Innokenty Alafinov.

“The road will be completed by the end of 2018. Then it will be possible to drive on it and have fun,” he said.

Previously, it was assumed that the road will be finished before the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Russia in July 2018.

Now the delivery of high-speed toll highway M-11 Moscow – Saint-Petersburg is planned before the end of 2018.

The length of the road will be about 700 kilometers, with the speed limit 150 km/h (95 mph – RRT).