By Murat Sultangaliyev
Weeks after the closure of a flyover on the route to Karabatan, road constructors have announced a plan for September to close traffic at the Atyrau-Karabatan highway during daytime.
Authorities promised to arrange a bypass dirt road.
According to the head of Kazakhstan's motorway construction Zhantas Sharipov, 18 kilometers of Atyrau-Karabatan road will be covered with a cast emulsive-mineral mixture, a slurry seal produced by a license from a German firm.
This way of road surface preservation has been in use in Germany since '60s.
Recent years, it has been actively experienced in Russia.
Roads in three Kazakh oblasts - Akmola, Atyrau and Almaty - are first to try the method.
In plain view, it gives a grainy surface to pavement. But Germans apply it cold, not hot and do not flatten with asphalt compactors.