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EU to co-finance works on the Nordic Triangle road axis

Creation date: January 16, 2013

The European Union will provide co-financing of €4.4 million from the TEN-T Programme for a project to complete a missing part of the E18 motorway in Finland. The project, which is part of the "Nordic Triangle railway/road axis" (TEN-T Priority Project 12), will build an important section near the town of Hamina.


The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will build one section of the 15 km Hamina bypass and also install the relevant Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applications. Once completed, the bypass will help improve the traffic flow on this key part of the Nordic Triangle road axis.


The project involves the construction of a 6 km long section of motorway between Kolsila and Lelu, with five bridges and private road arrangements, and the implementation of traffic telematics (variable speed limits, traffic information system and tunnel safety and security systems) between Rantahaka and Lelu.


The project is set to be completed by the end of 2014.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



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