null New road paving projects started across Finland

New road paving projects started across Finland

Press release 11.05.2020 14.30 fi sv en

Road paving. (Photo: Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency)

The number of kilometres of highways, walking and cycling paths to be paved this year is higher than planned. Transport infrastructure maintenance measures will also be brought forward, if necessary. 

“We will allocate additional EUR 20 million for paving highways, walking and cycling paths. During the coronavirus crisis, it is important to move forward in terms of the transport infrastructure projects in order to create work and livelihood opportunities in different parts of Finland,” says Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has requested the Transport Infrastructure Agency and Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment to bring forward and increase the number of the basic transport infrastructure management projects in 2020 throughout Finland. The allocation for paving highways and walking and cycling paths will be EUR 20 million more than decided earlier. The Ministry of Transport and Communications has also requested the Transport Infrastructure Agency to start the transport infrastructure management measures already planned as soon as possible.

The allocated EUR 20 million will be enough to pave around 300 kilometres more of highways, walking and cycling paths. This year, a total of 4,300 km of highway, walking and cycling path pavings will be renewed, which is more than twice as much as last year. In 2019, around 1,700 km of highways were paved.

Inquiries

Sabina Lindström, Director General, tel. +358 40 527 6103, sabina.lindstrom(at)lvm.fi, Twitter @LindstromSabina