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Second European Games in Belarus

27 May 2019

Minsk to designate special lanes during European Games

Minsk to designate special lanes during European Games

MINSK, 27 May (BelTA) -  Special lanes for vehicles of the 2nd European Games will be designated in Dzerzhinskogo Avenue, Pobeditelei Avenue and Nemiga Street, Vadim Garkun, head of the Minsk road police of the interior affairs department at Minsk City Hall, said in a press conference in the press center of the Belarus Segodnya publishing house, BelTA has learned.

Vadim Garkun said that the organizers of the 2nd European Games want speedy transfer of athletes from places of residence to the sports venues, under 20 minutes. “Together with all other stakeholders, we developed the routes, calculated the load and decided to dedicate special lanes in Dzerzhinskogo Avenue, Pobeditelei Avenue and Nemiga Street,” he noted.

The lanes will be marked with a large letter A and the symbol of the 2nd European Games.

Traffic management, primarily in Dzerzhinskogo Avenue, will under some changes for the time of the games. “Part of left turns from the Minsk ring road towards Nemiga Street and Pobediteley Avenue will be closed, Vadim Garkun said. He added that this changes will apply to Golubeva Street, Umanskaya Street, Esenina Street, Shchorsa Street and Khmelevskogo Street. This measure aims to improve the pass-through capacity towards the sports facilities. Motorists will be able to turn left at the nearest multilevel junctions.

The head of the Minsk road police stressed that only European Games vehicles will be allowed to Pobeditelei Avenue from Nemiga Street.

Adjustments to traffic rules will come into force a week ahead of the games.

Road traffic officers will be on duty at every intersection along the special European Games routes. Vadim Garkun said that Minsk road police will avoid adopting a heavy-handed approach to imposing fines on motorists who defy a law which prohibits the use of accredited lanes during the games. He called upon Minskers to show hospitality and respect to those who are going to visit the capital during the sports forum. 

The 2nd European Games will take place in Minsk on 21-30 June. Over 4,000 athletes from 50 countries will compete for 200 sets of medals in 15 sports.

 

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