The planning programme summarises the railway and waterway planning work carried out at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and the major projects planned for the state-owned road network by the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and ELY Centres.
Programming of the projects ensures adequate and timely planning preparedness for transport infrastructure investments before decisions are made. As a rule, no decisions have yet been made on Budget funding for the infrastructure projects listed in the planning programme.
The planning programme is prepared each year on the basis of the planning needs presented by ELY Centres (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency. Coordination of the programme preparation is the responsibility of the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency.
The latest planning programme covers the period 2022–2025. The most important projects included in the programme are divided as follows:
Roads, approximately 50 general and road planning projects
Railway network, approximately 20 projects
Waterways, 7 projects
The programme also includes preliminary studies and small-scale rail and road projects.
Efficiency, sustainability and accessibility are the objectives set out in the Transport 12 plan and they are all aimed at mitigating climate change. Efficiency of the projects proposed for the planning programme is primarily assessed on the basis of their socio-economic efficiency, preservation of infrastructure value and condition, and benefit-cost ratio. In accessibility, the focus is on impacts on road safety, meeting of customer needs, service level of the core transport infrastructure, and international connections. Environmental sustainability is the key sustainability consideration.
The planning projects approved for the 2022–2025 planning programme of the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency are presented below. The list shows the programme projects that are already under way or that are expected to be launched in 2022 and 2023. The planning programme also includes preliminary planning projects and planning projects that are nearing completion.
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Most important road planning projects for the period 2022–2023
1. Highway 2, Nummela–Karkkila, road plan
2. Highway 2, improvements at the centre of Pori, road plan
3. Follow-up to highway 3 development study, road plan
4. Highway 3, Sikuri–Ikaalinen, road plan
5. Highway 3, Tampere–Vaasa, road plan for section Hanhijärvi–Sarkkila
6. Highway 4, Ilmasilta interchange, road plan
7. Highway 4, Toivakka–Jyväskylä, changes to road plan
8. Highway 4 at Vaajakoski, road plan
9. Highway 4, Vehniä–Äänekoski, road plan
10. Highway 5, improvements at Leppävirta, road plan
11. Highway 5, improvements between Valkeinen and Taipale (Nerkoo bypass road), planning
12. Highway 6 at Kouvola, road plan
13. Highway 6, Kullasvaara interchange, road plan
14. Highway 7, bus stops at Länsimäentie, road plan
15. Highway 8, Laitila interchange, road plan
16. Highway 8, planning of bypass lanes between Vaasa and Kokkola, road plan
17. Traffic arrangements at intersection between highways 8 and 27, road and construction plan
18. Highway 9, Vartiala–Riistavesi, road plan
19. Highway 9, Tampere–Orivesi, road plan for section Alasjärvi–Käpykangas
20. Highway 9, Tampere–Orivesi, road plan for section Käpykangas–Orivesi
21. Highway 9, improvements between Turku and Tampere, road plan
22. Highway 12, improving pedestrian and cycling paths between Tays Central Hospital and Alasjärvi (Teiskontie), road plan
23. Highway 12, Uusikylä–Tillola, road plan
24. Highway 18, Laihia–Seinäjoki, road plan
25. Highway 19, Seinäjoki–Lapua 2+2, road plan
26. Highway 21, Palojoensuu–Kilpisjärvi, road plan for section Palojoensuu–Maunu
27. Highway 25, Vesitorni interchange in Lohja, road plan
28. Highway 25 at Asemantie intersection in Vihti, road plan
29. Highway 26, urgent measures, road plan
30. Highway 50, Ring Road III, Ala-Tikkurila–Kalkkikallio (Puistola bridges), road plan
31. Highways 51 and 115, Sunnanvik interchange, road plan
32. Highway 92, Karigasniemi border crossing bridge, road and construction plan
33. Highway 180, Kirjala–Kurkela, road plan
34. Highway 815, improving Lentokentäntie between Oulunlahti and Oulunsalo, road and construction plan
35. Highway 849, Iijoki bridge, road plan
36. Highway 4012, international border crossing in Parikkala
37. Highway 11507, northern logistics link for Central Uusimaa, road plan
38. Highway 12003, replacing Kivimo ferry with bridge, Parainen, construction plan
39. Highway 14784, Kutila canal, road plan
40. Transport connections at GigaVaasa battery manufacturing site, road plans
41. Highways 12 and 65, Vaitinaro interchange, road plan
1. Highway 3, Marjamäki–Kulju–Pirkkala and Ring Road 2, environmental impact assessment and general plan
2. Highway 3, Vaasa–Laihia, environmental impact assessment and general plan
3. Highway 5, Savilahti bridge in Mikkeli, general plan for the bridge and road plan
4. Highway 6, Syrjäsalmi bridge in Kitee, general plan for the bridge and road plan
5. Highway 8, Rauma–Eurajoki, conversion into four-lane road, environmental impact assessment and general plan
6. Highway 9, Kanavuori–Lievestuore, environmental impact assessment and general plan
7. Highway 9, Korpilahti–Jyväskylä, environmental impact assessment and general plan
8. Highway 51, Munkinmäki–Sunnanvik, environmental impact assessment and general plan
9. Highway 67, Ilmajoki–Seinäjoki, environmental impact assessment and general plan
10. Highway 73, Lieksanjoki bridge in Lieksa, general plan for the bridge and road plan
11. Highway 1002, Skåldö bridge, environmental impact assessment and general plan
Most important railway planning projects for 2022
Most important studies and plans
1. City Rail Loop+studies
2. Pasila–Riihimäki, phase 3, railway plan
3. Bypass points between Helsinki and Tampere, railway plan
4. Raisio–Naantali electrification
5. Luumäki–Vainikkala rail link
6. Capacity between Luumäki and Joutseno
7. Imatra–Imatrankoski–border, railway plan
8. Reducing travel times between Imatra and Joensuu, needs assessment
9. Reducing travel times between Kouvola and Kuopio, needs assessment
10. Tampere–Jyväskylä rail link
11. Capacity between Tampere and Oulu
12. Seinäjoki–Vaasa rail link, railway plan
13. Lautiosaari–Elijärvi rail link, railway plan
14. Tornio–Röyttä rail link (13 and 14 are part of the same project), railway plan
15. Oulu passenger rail yard, railway plan
16. Oulu–Kontiomäki–Vartius, needs assessment
17. Oulu–Laurila–Tornio/Haparanda rail link
18. Expanding the 250 kN axle load rail network (not shown on the map)
Other rail projects and studies
Track repair plans
Rail yard improvement plans
Plans to improve the safety of level crossings
Development of timber loading facilities
Surveys of transport connections for new production plants
Separate reports as needed
Most important waterway planning projects for 2022
1. Åland Islands fairways
Eckerö fairway deepening to 7 metres, general plan and water permit application
2. Koverhar fairway
General plan and water permit application
Deepening the fairway to 14.0 metres as part of the Koverhar Port development project
3. Loviisa fairway
Deepening the fairway to 11.0 metres, general plan review
4. Plans for improving Saimaa deep-water routes
5. Vaasa fairway
Preliminary plan, improving the fairway geometry at current draught
6. Oulu fairway
Preparation of a preliminary plan at the draught of 14 metres
Ground surveys and a general plan for improving the fairway geometry at current draught.
7. Tornio fairway
Preliminary plan, improving the fairway geometry at current draught
Funding the planning programme
Projects in the planning programme will be funded from the Budget. Funding comes from the item of basic transport infrastructure maintenance and the item of transport infrastructure development (other development project planning). Read more about the Budget.
Funding for basic transport infrastructure maintenance is mostly used for preliminary studies and general plans and for national studies on the transport system. Purpose of preliminary planning is to identify the most efficient projects for further measures. In general planning, more detailed measures are sought and solutions are coordinated with land use. Funding for small-scale road and rail planning projects is also granted from the basic maintenance item. Read more about the stages of transport infrastructure planning (in Finnish).
From the development item, funding is only provided for projects that will later be listed separately in the Budget as implementation projects but that have not yet been granted authorisation from the development item.
Under the funding framework of the 2022 planning programme, a total of EUR 10.7 million has been allocated to the preliminary planning, studies, general planning and road, rail and water permit planning of significant planning projects in the overall planning programme.
Unallocated balances and project-specific balances for this year will also be available for planning in 2022. Funding has also been provided for small-scale planning projects selected by ELY Centres. This funding is granted to ELY Centres in accordance with transport volumes. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency also uses track maintenance appropriation for the planning of track improvement projects.
Under the item of other development project planning, EUR 9.4 million has been allocated to planning of projects in all types of transport infrastructure to be designated separately in the investment spending items of the Budget. Unallocated and project-specific balances for 2021 and funding for planning projects under the development item and mentioned separately in the Budget will also be available in 2022.