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Improving traffic safety and flow on main road 70 Onkamo–Niirala
Start date: Mar 31, 2002, End date: Sep 29, 2003 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Main road 70 forms Northern Karelias main connection to the Niirala border station. Along with an increase in traffi c volume, traffi c safety risks are also increasing. In particular, the risk of accidents involving light (non-motorised) traffi c has increased. Th e goal of the project was to improve traffi c safety on the road and the fl ow of heavy trucking traffi c using small procedures and, therefore, to promote trade between Russia and Finland as well as other interaction. Th e intention was to build a subway for light traffi c beneath the road by the Peijonniemi school, to add bypass areas to intersections and to increase road lighting. 50 percent of the project funding was received from the European Regional Development fund and 50 percent from the Finnish Road Administration. Achievements: The planned procedures were completed as part of the road project: bypass area on main road 70 and local road 15595 intersection safety medians at the main road 70 / road 486 intersection wide medians and light (non-motorised) traffic lanes at Oeschintie bypass area on main road 70 at the Takkunurmentie intersection bypass area on main road 70 and private road transfer at the Harjulantie intersection improvements on main road 70 at the intersection with road 15596 bypass area and road lighting on main road 70 at the intersection with main road 4940 subway tunnel on main road 70 by Peijonniemi school and light (non-motorised) traffic lanes improvements on main road 70 at Niirala with lanes for light (non-motorised) traffic and private road arrangements
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