By decrees of the Council of Ministers of the USSR of July 31, 1969
, and then of August 13, 1969, the Design and Research Institute (“GiprodorNII”) was established by merging road divisions of the Giproavtotrans Institute, its branch offices and the former Central Scientific Research Laboratory of Gushosdor. There was a plan to establish scientific branch offices of the Institution in Moscow, Khabarovsk, Sverdlovsk, Saratov and Rostov-on-Don.
The research areas of the Institution included road repair and maintenance, road construction materials, traffic safety and management, the development of regulatory and technical documents, operating highways and more. The Institution was known to all road specialists of the USSR and recognized as a prestigious scientific entity abroad.