Moscow Transport Infrastructure Will Be Updated For FIFA 2018

Equipment for traffic control will be put on 75 sections of the road network of Moscow in preparation for the 2018 World Cup and the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, according to the press service of the Moscow Traffic Management center. The tender for the preparation of the Moscow transport infrastructure for the 2018 World Cup will be announced in February 2016.

According to the tender documentation before the end of this year, it is planned to carry out design work on photo and video surveillance systems, information displays, cameras, controlled road signs, traffic lights. “Traffic lights, cameras and detectors will be put on 75 sections in 2017. Places of installation of objects recommended by the State Road Traffic Safety Inspection,” the press service said.

The technical means of traffic management will be installed for managing security, priority passage of public transport, modeling transport and passenger flows, as well as to inform all road users.

Thus, information displays will show useful information about the city traffic during major sporting events. Photo and video surveillance systems will ensure road safety. Traffic lights will be able to regulate traffic at the entrances to the city. In addition to sporting events, traffic lights will help promoting the distribution of traffic flows and giving priority to the public transport.

“During such major events the transport complex plays a very important role: we need a competent regulation of traffic flows, coordination of the fans. The participants of the World Cup must be provided with all conditions for fast and comfortable travel around the city,” the press service quoted the Moscow Traffic Management center Head Vadim Yuriev.