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How we build & maintain winter roads. Field stories.

Since 2013, we began servicing temporary winter roads (winter roads) that go to the shores of the Kara Sea and Pechora Guba. “Roads of life” for people working in the harsh conditions of the Far North.

Zimnik (winter road), the construction of which begins in December with a snow cover of more than 30 cm. Going to the site (track) to be built, we need to do 200-300 km. roads, parts of which are not yet.

The dark and snowy winter days and nights go to Kamaz and the Urals with semitrailers loaded with bulldozers, beams, canteens, bathhouses and equipment. They go off-road to the tundra to get to their section of the road construction.

This hard work of building winter highways annually starts from scratch. Unloading special machinery and equipment in a designated place, beams are placed, a field town is being built. The work begins.

The first is the technique that tramples (outlines) the path of the future winter road. Then come the bulldozer, ramming the snow and making a track of the road. Width and direction are verified by coordinates.

Then loaders join forming the curb of the road. Then the water carriers (Kamaz, Urals) come forward to pour the road with water, fastening the crushed snow with ice crust.

It’s good when the weather is a little frosty -15-20, without a blizzard and snowstorm. Then the work gets argued and the construction goes fast. And when it’s -2-10 and sweeps, you have to start work anew every day.

We clean, roll, fill. Until we build the entire section of the road. But here the road is built and the path opens for delivery to the field of everything you need: equipment, pipes, fuel, food and much more.

Well, we don’t have to relax. Work does not stop. We begin to serve the winter road: we clean, roll, water, tractor on duty on the ups and downs to insure vehicles traveling with cargo.

Life is full, every day we serve more than 100 km. The roads. A team of 70 people has been working for 5 months.