But the builders reassure motorists and bus drivers: then everyone will be happy. For personal vehicles there are two circulation lanes for “new clothes”, for public transport there is an exclusive one. Pockets and spontaneous parking will be eliminated to eliminate previous congestion, and a large parking lot will be located next door, on Perekopskaya Street. Cyclists will be provided with cycle paths, and pedestrians will be provided with wide sidewalks paved with granite tiles and decorative cobblestones, and in some places it is planned to create recreation areas and interactive areas with terraces, so the walking area is designed on a Big scale. The reconstruction is divided into three stages and at the end, within a few years, a street renovated and decorated in the same style should be revealed, up to the Strela bridge.
It is interesting that the contractor began to work in parallel with archaeologists: in the Historical Square area, a group of the senior researcher of the Tyumen Scientific Center of the SB RAS Tatiana Rafikova spent the whole summer excavating a cultural layer. The first Russian city in Siberia began hundreds of years ago from here.
“On the whole street there are 40 historical monuments, so we work hand in hand with antiquity experts,” said Evgeniy Sorokin, director of the department of road infrastructure and transport of the Tyumen administration.
By the way, the restructuring is being carried out according to the project of a team from the Tyumen Industrial University, approved by the townspeople within the framework of the popular vote in 2019. Then the majority of Tyumen residents liked the idea of creating a unique green space with improved lighting and special colors. The first bright spot appeared in August 2023: local artist Alexandra Melnikova turned the nondescript end part of a high-rise building into a “plush carpet”. Now even construction workers on a smoke break are photographed against the backdrop of a huge mural. What will happen when the procedure begins to transform the historic building from a round bathhouse into a fashionable planetarium?