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Main road 9127 Ukonlampi–Vartius
Funded by Euregio Karelia Neighbourhood Programme 2001-2006

Objective of the project

The Ukonlampi–Vartius connecting road, which is often used by travellers going from Suomussalmi to the Vartius border crossing point, was in poor condition and was difficult to maintain under the spring road conditions. It was believed that if the road were to be paved, traffic volumes would be much more plentiful and the road would thereby support the vitality of the Suomussalmi Municipality centre and improve the possibility for co-operation between municipalities. The project included complete renovation and paving of 16.1.km of road Ukonlampi–Vartius.

Main activities

• complete renovation and paving of 16.1.km of road Ukonlampi–Vartius. The renovation included straightening out curves in the road, cutting through hills and strengthening the structural foundation of the road's layers.


The project was completed as planned. The total length of improved road is 16.1 km. The reconditioning of the road has improved driving comfort, promoted traffic safety and improved the region's development possibilities.

Basic information


Main road 9127 Ukonlampi–Vartius


2006-10-01 - 2007-10-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

2 572 258 € / 2 572 258 €

Lead partner

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