Artashat Highway – Arin Berd Street: Yerevan, Armenia
The intersection where Arin Berd Street meets the Artashat Highway in Yerevan serves several lanes of traffic with a wide, splayed entry and exit. There is a steady flow of traffic, often moving at high speeds.
The surrounding area includes a number of cafes and shops and there is extensive parking obstructing kerbside traffic lanes. A temporary roundabout has been installed but there is little in the way of pedestrian infrastructure, including crossings and continuous sidewalks, despite a high level of pedestrian activity. There is also a lack of street lighting.
Between 2016-2021, the intersection accounted for a number of collisions with 20 serious injuries and 1 fatality.
The intersection was initially identified and assessed by EASST Expertise engineers in 2019. However, upgrades were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Work on the intersection began in 2022 and is ongoing.
The objective is to improve safety for pedestrians crossing at this intersection and to remove confusing traffic flows and slow vehicle speeds by facilitating the remedial treatment of a roundabout with raised pedestrian crossings on each of the approaches.
The project is is being implemented by our local partners National Road Safety Council NGO in collaboration with the Yerevan Mayor’s Office and with support from the Safer Roads Foundation.