Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Road 2009-FI-00057-E

Main Road 5 between Lusi and Mikkeli (lacking road improvements)

Programme:

The Action concerns the improvement of 24 km of the main road 5 between Lusi and Mikkeli. Some sections are constituted by a narrow two-lane road (8 m wide) with poor geometry and visibility and where safe overtaking is impossible. Currently the majority of the road junctions are road level junctions and only a few of them are grade-separated.

 

Considerable interventions are planned, such as the construction of grade-separated interchanges, bridges, underpasses and parking areas.

 

In addition, the following improvement activities are foreseen:

 

• Construction of six new passing lanes and improving the four existing ones

• Building three road sections with a new alignment

• Building 24 km of parallel roads for pedestrians, cyclists and slow agricultural traffic

• Road-lighting - between Koirakivi and Vihantasalmi and at the grade-separated junctions of Uutela and Toivola

• Construction of noise barriers

• Building a 40 km elk-proof fence near the new passing lanes (an almost continuous fence on both sides of the road)

 

The main objectives of the Action are to:

 

• decrease congestion

• improve traffic safety

• ensure fast and undisturbed connections for public transport

• improve the connections and safety of pedestrians and cyclists

• eventually be able to increase the speed limit to 100 km/h

 


 

This project has been completed.

 

Budget: 

 

National budget:

 

€32,310,000

Total project cost covered by this Decision:

 

€35,900,000
 

Percentage of EU support:  

 

Works: 10%

EU contribution: 

 

€3,590,000

 

Download the Info Sheet about this project:

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Member States involved:

Finland

 

Implementation schedule:

Start date: June 2009

End date: November 2011

 

Beneficiary:

 Ministry of Transport and Communications

 

Implementing body:

 Finnish Transport Agency

 

Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

 


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