State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine

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Ukravtodor in 2014 in Kyiv

The Ukravtodor or The State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Державне агентство автомобільних доріг України) is the agency within the Ministry of Infrastructure that oversees the Road signs in Ukraine.

History

The state agency Ukravtodor was established as a state corporation in 1990, replacing the Ministry of Roadways of Soviet Ukraine as the state governing body of automobile roads in modern Ukraine. It is supplemented by a project institute Ukrhiprodor which designs objects of road management. Ukravtodor[1] is supervised by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.[2] On February 28, 2002, by the Presidential order the state owned open stock company Avtomobilni dorohy Ukrainy (ADU) was created.[3] The company was directly involved in road construction and maintenance. In 2016 ADU was merged into Ukravtodor, with the latter now owning 100% of its shares.[4]

During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the agency requested citizens to remove traffic signs to confuse Russian troops.[5] They also used Google Maps to update citizens on the locations of Russian Ground Forces.[6]

References

  1. ^ Ukravtodor Regulations (in Ukrainian)
  2. ^ Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine
  3. ^ ADU official website (in Ukrainian)
  4. ^ УКРАВТОДОР ПОВНІСТЮ ЗМІНИВ КЕРІВНИЙ СКЛАД ПАТ «ДАК «АВТОМОБІЛЬНІ ДОРОГИ УКРАЇНИ» ТА ДП «УКРДОРІНВЕСТ», Ukravtodor (18 July 2016) (in Ukrainian)
  5. ^ "Ukrainians urged to take down road signs". The Canberra Times. 2022-02-27. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  6. ^ Bella, Timothy (2022-02-26). "Ukrainian agency, urging removal of road signs, posts fake photo with a colorful message for Russia". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2022-02-26.

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