The remaining part of the street — from the crossing with Andriyivska Street up to Poshtova Ploshcha — will be open for traffic. However, the city authorities plan to limit the traffic to two lanes instead of the current four to increase the pedestrian space.
“Traffic circulation will be changed to four iterations in order to develop a new transport system,” says Yevhen Petroshchuk, who is working on this project as part of the Podil district administration. As until recently, Sahaydachnoho Street was mostly a transit street. “Pokrovska and Naberezhno Khreshchatytska streets will take over that role,” Petroshchuk said.
The Nova Kontraktova group says that their projects are not too costly. “Big money is not always necessary for quality changes,” Kotsiuba said.
In addition to the city budget financing the project, Saga Development building company is sponsoring the planning and design works performed by the Nova Kontraktova group.
Petroshchuk believes that it is possible to complete the project in 2019. On the other hand, Kotsiuba prefers not to do the reconstruction in a rush but rather make sure everything is done correctly: “The acceptable timeframe is 2019–2020. Finishing the project in 2019 would be great but there are a lot of engineering networks in the project which is important to reconstruct well.”