Donetsk, Oct 18 — DAN. Preparations have been launched on the P-280 federal road in the Donetsk People’s Republic ahead of major repairs, the regional Transport Ministry said on Wednesday.

“The length of the section under repairs is 37 kilometers. The road runs from Rostov-on-Don to Simferopol via Mariupol and Melitopol, ” the Ministry said.

A mine clearance operation and road reservation cleaning are underway in the area. The preparations currently involve 74 specialists and 43 pieces of equipment from contractor organizations. Overall, some 900 people and 470 pieces of road construction equipment will take part in the project.

Earlier reports said that the number of lanes on P-280 will increase from two to four, and that workers would build rest areas for transit vehicles with speed change lanes and construct roadway lighting.*jk