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Old November 8th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #301
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Sortavala has returned as a signposted destination in Joensuu. It disappeared after the World War II, as the Soviet Union annexed Sortavala (among some 12 % of the Finnish territory) and the main road connecting Joensuu and southern Finland was rerouted via Lappeenranta.
The old route Helsinki-Sortavala-Joensuu (roads 6 and 18) was routed via Lappeenranta, too. The road was cut by the new border south of Parikkala, about 85 km NE of Lappeenranta. The route 6 was rerouted Helsinki-Lappeenranta-Parikkala-Joensuu, and the former route 18 Sortavala-Joensuu-Kajaani was cut to Joensuu-Kajaani (and it was merged with the route 6 in 1996).

The original route 6:



The short old road section between the current road 6 and the border is still alive, carrying the number 3995:

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Despite the new sign, the part of the road 9 leading to the Russian border is not affected by this project. Although it was reclassified as a highway just a few years ago, this was merely an administrative action; no remarkable road construction or upgrading took place on that stretch.
That section Onkamo-border got the number 490 in the 1960's when the three and four digit numbering scheme was introduced. Later, it was completely rebuilt, and it was upgraded to the road 70. The latest change to the road 9 did non involve road constructions, as those actions were taken earlier.

The current road 9 is the result of merging the former roads 9, 17, and 70.

About a half of the section Sortavala-Joensuu of the road 18 was lost. Perhaps that is why the current number if 9. :-)
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Old November 8th, 2012, 08:03 AM   #302
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Interesting project. It's visible on Google Earth imagery.
The first carriageway of the Joensuu ring road was complete in 1984. It was delayed by one year because of an accident in June 1982. One of the steel girder superstructure sections of the bridge over Pielisjoki river got loose while being pushed in place.

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Old November 16th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #303
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Valtatie 5, Mikkeli

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Old November 16th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #304
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Is Norway and Finland the only countries in europe that still uses yellow center lines? Always preferred them to the white center lines that can be found in the rest of Europe.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #305
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Is Norway and Finland the only countries in europe that still uses yellow center lines? Always preferred them to the white center lines that can be found in the rest of Europe.
The center line in Finland is dashed white. The "no bypass" line is solid yellow next to the center line. If the bypass prohibition applies to both directions, there is a double yellow solid center line without the white one.

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Old November 16th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #306
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These images are related to plans to do some upgrades to the Road 5: adding lanes at the west end, adding noise barriers, and make the junctions meet the current standards. There is no budget for the construction. The planning is due to complete in 2013.

The west end of the target strecth. Photo taken from the west. The multiplex of Roads 5/13 in the middle, and the Road running to the north (left) at the junction.

The east entrance to the central Mikkeli

As above.

Picture taken from the east. The multiplex of the Roads 13/15 runs to the south (left) of the junction. This is the northern end point of the Road 15 as well as the west entrance to the central Mikkeli.

As above, picture taken from the north. Left: Road 5 (and to 72), right: multiplex 5/13, up: multiplex 13/15 (and to 62), down: central Mikkeli

The same junction as in the first picture. ABC service area (the yellow pole), the Helsinki-Kontiomäki railway, and the Mikkeli Airport.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #307
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The center line in Finland is dashed white. The "no bypass" line is solid yellow next to the center line. If the bypass prohibition applies to both directions, there is a double yellow solid center line without the white one.
Is that the whole story? Here's a picture from Finland of a dashed yellow line next to a solid yellow line. I would guess this means overtaking/crossing the line is allowed if you drive on side with the broken side, but not on the solid side. No?




Here you have long dashed yellow next to short dashed white. My guess would be that the yellow line a "warning" line to indicate that overtaking unsafe (but it isn't illegal)?

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Old November 17th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #308
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Is that the whole story? Here's a picture from Finland of a dashed yellow line next to a solid yellow line. I would guess this means overtaking/crossing the line is allowed if you drive on side with the broken side, but not on the solid side. No?

Here you have long dashed yellow next to short dashed white. My guess would be that the yellow line a "warning" line to indicate that overtaking unsafe (but it isn't illegal)?
The dashed yellow line is a warning about the approaching solid one, called 'warning line'. It indicates 'please return from the left lane soon' and 'please do not begin overtaking'. The solid yellow line is cut to a dashed one at the places where it is allowed to turn left, too.

The default length of the warning line is 60 meters in built up areas and 120 meters elsewhere.
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The dashed yellow line is a warning about the approaching solid one, called 'warning line'. It indicates 'please return from the left lane soon' and 'please do not begin overtaking'. The solid yellow line is cut to a dashed one at the places where it is allowed to turn left, too.

The default length of the warning line is 60 meters in built up areas and 120 meters elsewhere.
Ok, thx.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #310
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The Leftist minister for traffic of Finland has proposed a "new traffic policy": building roads with 50% costs, claiming that this will lead to 75% of effectivity. What this actually means;

building cheap and bad roads that will be needed to upgrade in max. 10 years; for example, upgrading a 1+1-laned section with AADT 20,000 to 2+1 instead of the originally planned motorway.

While she is trying to downgrade important motorway plans (Road 8 Turku-Pori, AADT up to 20,000, simple 1+1-road with a great percentage of heavy traffic), Road 6 Taavetti-Lappeenranta (the other main road to the Russian border, AADT 10-12,000, simple 1+1-laned road), and in the future, Road 9 Tampere-Orivesi (simple 1+1-laned road with AADT up to 22,000), she is promoting railway plans in northern Finland with virtually no use with hundreds of millions.

The proposition met strong opposition inside and outside the government, and it is very probable that Turku-Pori and Taavetti-Lappeenranta, which were sheduled to start in 2013, will be built as originally proposed.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #311
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Early today, an oversize transport hit a gantry on the Ring 1 of Helsinki, and caused major delays to the westbound traffic. It is unclear why this vehicle was on the Ring 1, becase the road does not belong to the network of special transport routes.



(Source: Iltasanomat)
This incident caused the whole gantry to be removed, including the overhead traffic lights, and the weather station. A replacement gantry was installed today, after 10 weeks.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #312
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November 23, 2012

It's here.

Husula tunnel already has a length of 110 m (from 500 m), and the wall for another 110 meters.

Eastern portal of the tunnel, the view to the west towards Helsinki. On the right in the time frame at which the road now passes Vt 26:
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Eastern portal of the tunnel, the view to the west, in the direction of Helsinki
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Eastern portal of the northern tunnel - the roadway in Helsinki:
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South Tunnel - carriageway Vaalimaa.
A view of the west, in the direction of Helsinki.
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South Tunnel - carriageway at Vaalimaa.
A view of the west, in the direction of Helsinki.
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Section of tunnel formwork after casting.
South Tunnel - carriageway Vaalimaa.
A view of the west, in the direction of Helsinki.
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Hydraulic jacks are used to lower the casing after a set of overlapping strength.
South Tunnel - carriageway at Vaalimaa.
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The passage between the tunnels.
View from the north tunnel - for the southern wall of the tunnel.
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Nomination forms for pouring the next section of the slab.
North Tunnel - roadway in Helsinki.
A view of the west, in the direction of Helsinki.
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Photos in higher resolution can be found in the albumТоннель Husula by kudrdima, on Flickr.

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 02:58 PM   #313
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Tunnel construction Husula (continued).

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Concreted sections "in one." South Tunnel tunnel - carriageway at Vaalimaa.
A view of the west, in the direction of Helsinki.

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Concreted sections "in one." North Tunnel tunnel - the roadway in Helsinki.
A view of the west, in the direction of Helsinki.

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Do not fall asleep until the tunnel roof.
The view from the eastern portal of the west, in the direction of Helsinki.

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Roof tunnel soffit overwritten until smooth floor.
A view of the east, toward the Vaalimaa.

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Construction of drainage water pumping station at the east portal of the tunnel.

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Panorama of the tunnel construction. View from the south side.
Helsinki left Vaalimaa - right.

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The boundary of works - about 220 meters from the eastern portal to the west, in the direction of Helsinki.
View from the northern edge of the pit to the east, in the direction of Vaalimaa.

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Excavation for the tunnel east of the intersection of the device Vt highways 26 and 371.
The bridge on the old road circuit Vt 26 prepared for demolition.
View from the northern edge of the pit to the west, in the direction of Helsinki.

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Panorama of the tunnel construction. In the foreground - temporary road track Vt 26.
View from the north side.
Helsinki right Vaalimaa - left.

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371 overpass across the road on the site of the old highway road Vt 26.
A view of the east, toward the tunnel under construction.

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Development of tunnel excavation.
View from the overpass over the road on the old highway 371 highway Vt 26.

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View to the Hamina with 371 overpass over the road on the old highway road Vt 26.
Right away the new route of the road 371.

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Preparation for construction of the western part of the tunnel.
View to the west on the old highway road Vt 26 new road alignment 371.
Cemetery on the left Hamina (Hamina hautausmaa).

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The new route of the road 371.
View to north toward Sippola.
On the left the cemetery fence Husulan (Husulan hautausmaa).

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The new ring road intersection 371, 374 and 14 675.
A view of the north side to be disassembled from Sippola overpass across the road on the site of the old 371 highway road Vt 26.

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The new ring road intersection 371, 374 and 14 675.
View north towards Sippola.

These (and other) photos in higher resolution you can see in the album Тоннель Husula by kudrdima, on Flickr.

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 03:00 PM   #314
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Nice update How much daylight is there in Helsinki this time of the year?
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 03:24 PM   #315
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Nice update How much daylight is there in Helsinki this time of the year?
Thanks for the assessment of my labors.

Daylight hours 6-8, if there are no clouds, and it looks like the twilight.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 08:19 PM   #316
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Nice update How much daylight is there in Helsinki this time of the year?
www.time.is - is quite a simple but great web page. Type in the location and it will show you the local time, sunrise, sunset etc. Sorry for OT.
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I was wondering about that, because even in the Netherlands this time of the year doesn't yield much useful sunshine for highway photography.
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Upgrading of Ring III (E18) between E75 and E18 towards Russia, and around the Airport is starting soon, according to local newspapers.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 09:13 PM   #319
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I was wondering about that, because even in the Netherlands this time of the year doesn't yield much useful sunshine for highway photography.
So I understood the reason for the question.
Photography was from 22:00-0:40 - while my companions slept in a hotel.
Exposure of 4 to 30 seconds.
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Thanks for pics, Dmitrij!

Just a grammatical OT note: the actual name for this place is "Husula"; "Husulan" is the genitive case, here "The tunnel of Husula".

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