Repair work at the Parikkala border crossing point
This project will improve the infrastructure of the Parikkala border crossing point and develop the fluoroscope equipment and identification systems. The project belongs to the Southeast Finland – Russia CBC programme. The project will reach completion in 2021.
Background to the project
The corresponding border crossing point in Russia is located in Syväoro, Elisenvaara ( Сювяоро in Russian). In 2018, a total of 24 500 border crossings were recorded at the Parikkala border crossing point.
Project costs and funding
The ENI CBC (European Neighbourhood Instrument, Cross Border Cooperation) funding agreement regarding the development of the Parikkala border crossing point was signed between the EU and FTIA on 1 May 2019.
The budget for the development project is €4.91 million, of which €3.93 million is covered by the support received.
The project will be implemented within three years of the signing of the funding agreement.
Objectives of the project
The project for the development of the Parikkala border crossing point will improve traffic safety by building a new connection from Highway 6 to the road leading to the crossing point. At the same time, the bridge that crosses the railway close to this new connection will be upgraded. There will also be development of the Finnish Customs’ vehicle identification system and the customs border crossing point’s fluoroscope equipment. The project does not directly affect the capacity of the temporary border crossing point.
Participating in the project are FTIA, Finnish Customs, the Southeast Finland ELY Centre, the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, and the St. Petersburg Directorate.
Progress of project
The funding agreement between the EU and Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency is pending.