ExpoForum Completed the Reconstruction Project Design of the Petersburg Highway
The project design for the first stage of the Petersburg Highway reconstruction, which ExpoForum paid and ordered in agreement with the St. Petersburg city government, has been completed and sent to the state expertise agency. Construction is set to begin in 2011, and will be completed in 2013 in time for the opening of the new convention and exhibition centre.
Work on the project design began in March 2010, and took 9 months.
The first stage of the Petersburg Highway reconstruction includes widening it to four and six lanes, building a ramp over the Baltiisky Railway line, and building an interchange near the convention centre. The second and third stages include building an interchange at the crossroads of the Vitebsky and Petersburg Highways, lengthening the Yuzhny Street, joining the Petersburg and Volkhonsky Highways, and also building a bypass road around the convention centre.
According to an agreement with the St. Petersburg city government, ExpoForum covers the cost for making the project design for building new transport infrastructure in the vicinity of the Petersburg Highway. The city government, for its part, promised to include the project in its priority list for road construction investment in 2011.
Anatoly Erkulov, ExpoForum general director, said that, ``We fulfilled on time our responsibility for road infrastructure project design in the area around the future convention centre, and now we expect the city government to realize this project in 2011, according to our agreement.’’
ExpoForum JSC signed a contract with Imtech Russland OJSC for consulting services to design the mechanical engineering systems for the hotels to be built at the ExpoForum International Convention and Exhibition Centre close to Pulkovo Airport.
The board of directors of the International Congress and Convention Association, ICCA, approved ExpoForum’s membership application.
ExpoForum JSC finalized the integrated plan to clear the current infrastructure from the site of the future convention and exhibition centre so that it corresponds with the greater effort to improve the transport system in the area.
On December 16 a spiritual music concert will take place in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Tsarskoe Selo as part of the Year of Russia and France 2010. ExpoForum JSC is the event’s sponsor.
ExpoForum participated at the EiBTM-2010 exhibition for the events industry, which took place in Barcelona from 29 November to 3 December.