The plans are progressing on the short Ring Road IV in the northernmost northern parts of the Helsinki area.
The Uusimaa Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Center) has chosen the longest possible route option, crossing the municipalities of Vantaa and Tuusula.
The planned 10 km section is longer than the current 7 km section of Espoo Ring Road II, but considerably shorter than tires I and III, which go around the entire Helsinki metropolitan area.
A partial fourth ring road or ring road has been discussed since the 1990s and several possible routes have been proposed. Ring II, on the other hand, was designed in the 1960s, but the first part was not completed until 2000.
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It is intended to alleviate the congestion of Ring Road III and provide a much-needed cross-cutting option in the Uusimaa region, officials said on Thursday. It could also be used as a detour.
According to the ELY Center, the route was chosen to serve Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and the planned Focus business park in Tuusula, north of the airport.
Ring road IV (route 152) connects Hämeenlinna motorway (highway 3) and Tuusula motorway (highway 45) in the lateral direction.
The new road will change the zoning plans of the municipalities of Vantaa and Tuusula, which are currently being revised. However, the zoning plan must first be completed. Officials hope this will be completed in time to be taken into account before Vantaa approves its new general zoning system later this year.
Source: The Nordic Page