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MOSCOW, December 28. /TASS/. The transition to the new account number of roads will be completed on 1 January 2018, according to Rosavtodor.

“According to the decree of the RF government from November 17, 2010 № 928 “On the list of public roads of Federal importance” January 1, 2018 will complete the transition to the new account number of roads”, – stated in the message Department.

The letter “M” will be designated for Federal highways which connect Moscow with the capitals of foreign States and administrative centers of the subjects. So, changes were made to highways M-18 “Kola” M-20 “Pskov”. With the new year, this R-21 “Kola” and the R-23 Saint Petersburg – Pustoshka – Nevel – border with the Republic of Belarus.

The letter “P” will be designated for Federal highways and regional roads that connect administrative centers of the Russian Federation .

The sign “A” will refer to Federal highways and regional roads that are the entrance to major transportation nodes and special objects. Also “A” is entered for the roads that are road from the administrative center of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation that do not have road connection with Moscow to the sea or river ports, airports and railway stations or the boundaries of other States. In addition, this sign is designed for motorways, Federal highways connecting among themselves.