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Georgia-Russia road opens again

By Messenger Staff
Monday, July 11
The main road connecting Georgia and Russia opened at the end of the last week, but drivers will have to adhere to certain rules and procedures when using the route, Georgia’s Ministry of Infrastructure announced.

The Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Larsi Road (Georgian Military Highway) reopened on July 4 after being closed for 10 days after a section of the road was washed away in a landslide in late June.

The current road restrictions introduced on July 5 were based on the suggestion of meteorologists, who claimed the weather would worsen and another landslide could occur at certain times of the day.

Although the road is open again, drivers will have to take several restrictions into account, in particular:

The road is open for all transport from 05:30 to 20:00 for all types of driving vehicles, but only through using of one section of the road, not the whole road;

Transport must move and not stop;

In case of intensive rain, the road will close;

From 20:00 to 05:30 all vehicles are prohibited on the road;

The Ministry stressed all relevant bodies were on alert to take action in the event of an emergency.