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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Don't Get Stuck by the Tunnel

The Moscow city authorities are starting renovation work on the tunnel under Kutuzovsky Prospekt this week. Because of this, traffic will be prohibited in this area between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for cars driving on Kutuzovsky Prospekt toward downtown.

Don't despair, however. Instead of going into the tunnel, you can now turn to the right of Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya Ulitsa and then turn to the left to Kutuzovsky Prospekt in front of Pizza Hut.

Normally this isn't allowed, but it is now permissible during the morning hours.

If you see a traffic jam in front of the left turn to Pizza Hut, you may find it useful to use the following detour. Turn to Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya Ulitsa and drive straight ahead in the left lane about half a kilometer.

In front of the big home accessories store with the outdoor market in front, turn around and move back in the right lane.

Now you can turn to the right to Kutuzovsky Prospekt around the Pizza Hut.

If you don't like this route you can also drive straight ahead over the Borodinsky bridge in the left lane and then turn to the Moscow river embankment on the left. Follow the river to the first traffic light where you may turn to the right to Ulitsa Novy Arbat and drive downtown.