Moscow authorities started a major reconstruction of one of the city’s busiest roads Novoryazanskoye Shosse right before New Year’s peak traffic flows.
The reconstruction practically blocked the road and limited it to two lanes, Vesti-Moskva reported.
Due to the road works, traffic has been gridlocked on Ural federal road, in the Moscow region towns of Lyubertsy, Dzerzhinsky and Kotelniki.
The reconstruction is set to last for two years.
The traffic is set to get much worse with many Moscow region residents coming into Moscow during the New Year’s rush.
Traffic police offered alternate routes, but drivers are complaining that they are too long and inconvenient.