The plan is to build a causeway between Riutunkari in Oulu and Huikku on Hailuoto Island. The causeway will replace the current ferry service. The causeway will be approximately 8.4 kilometres long, and it will consist of a road running on top of an embankment and long bridges in Huikku and Riutunkari.
Illustrational picture of a rail.
Luumäki-Imatra railway project
A double-track railway is being built on the line Joutseno–Imatra, replacing the current single-track railway. The current track on the line Luumäki–Joutseno is also being improved. The project also comprises renovations to reduce the maintenance backlog on the Saimaa Canal Railway Bridge, the Mansikkakoski Railway Bridge and the underpass on the old Main Road 6.
Development projects for border crossing points
The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency acts as a coordinator in six infrastructure development projects at the border crossing points of Raja-Jooseppi, Vartius, Parikkala, Imatra, Vainikkala and Vaalimaa funded jointly by the European Union and Finland. The projects will be implemented between 2019 and 2022.
20.11.2023 First icebreaking assistance restrictions enter into force in Tornio, Kemi and Oulu – Kontio heading for the Bothnian Bay for this weekend The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency has imposed the first assistance restrictions for Tornio, Kemi and Oulu ports in the winter 2023–2024, which means that icebreaking assistance will be restricted to vessels of at least Finnish-Swedish ice class II and 2,000 deadweight tonnage. The restriction imposed now will enter into force on 22 November 2023, one day later than in Karlsborg and Luleå in Sweden and in Haraholmen. Finland and Sweden cooperate closely in the Gulf of Bothnia, the icebreaking fleet is operated as a single fleet as needed and restriction policies are coordinated together.
15.11.2023 Feedback collected in the Bay of Bothnia on map markings of Aids to navigation to be removed for winter In the Bay of Bothnia, a new experiment on map marking operating models will be launched in the winter season 2023–2024. The aim of the operating model is to specify the map markings of Aids to navigation (AtoN) to be removed during the winter season to better correspond with the actual situation at sea.
- 30.11.2023 50 years of effective Finnish-Swedish cooperation in winter navigation research
- 20.11.2023 First icebreaking assistance restrictions enter into force in Tornio, Kemi and Oulu – Kontio heading for the Bothnian Bay for this weekend
- 15.11.2023 Feedback collected in the Bay of Bothnia on map markings of Aids to navigation to be removed for winter
- 16.10.2023 Track Condition Monitoring from In-Service Trains is Introduced in Finland
- 21.9.2023 More environmentally friendly and cost-effective operations by deepening waterways – Kemi Ajos fairway can now be reached by larger vessels
- 21.9.2023 Underwater construction requires special expertise
- 12.9.2023 Winter Navigation Research Board calls for research projects
- 2.6.2023 The winter of the icebreaking season 2022–2023 was mild and the season lasted 167 days
- 23.3.2023 Important news regarding the next material publication from Digiroad
- 22.3.2023 Finland is one of the leading countries in digital modelling of transport networks