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Widening of Road 89 Vartius-Paltamo, road stretches 10-13 km and 13-17km (KA 548)
Funded by Karelia ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

The aim of the project is to support the growth of cross-border transport between Finland/EU and Russia via border crossing point of Vartius.

Main activities

• Preparation of technical documentations and tendering documents. • Procurement of Contractor. • Implementing the construction plans (opening the slopes, adding new structural layers, paving the road).


The most notable benefit from the project was the improvement of road users' driving comfort, as the vertical geometry of the paved road was improved in places and the road pavement was widened from 6.2 metres to 7.5 metres. This enhances the traffic safety and gets the traffic flow more fluently. The rest area improvements allow road users to take breaks safely.

Basic information



2013-01-01 - 2014-11-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

4 982 000 € / 2 739 876 €

Lead partner

The Finnish Transport Agency / Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Lead partner web-site


Ministry of Construction of the Republic of Karelia
The Joint Authority of Kainuu Region