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Kuusamo border station’s road arrangements, main road 866
Funded by Euregio Karelia Neighbourhood Programme 2001-2006

Objective of the project

The road arrangements on main road 866 at the Kuusamo customs and border station were to be developed simultaneously with the similar arrangements being made on the Russian side of the border. The first phase of the project was to design and construct the border region's road to be joined with the road on the Russian side of the border. The second construction phase included the lane arrangements needed by the border traffic and customs, and the inspection control area, as well as the parking area being constructed along main road 866. These procedures were related to the internationalisation of the Kuusamo border crossing point.

Main activities

• Kuusamo border station's road arrangements


The lane arrangements of main road 866 and sections (including lift barriers and gates), the inspection and parking areas and the road and area lighting were completed as planned. The Kuusamo–Suoperä border crossing point has been opened to international traffic. It became the ninth border crossing point open to international traffic on the border between Finland and Russia.

Basic information


Kuusamo border station's road arrangements, main road 866


2005-05-01 - 2006-12-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

675 203 € / 675 203 €

Lead partner

Finnish Road Administration, Oulu Road Region
Lead partner web-site