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Old April 28th, 2016, 09:45 PM   #1261
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Good news! The government has given the green light to Kose-Mäo dual carriageway construction on the T2/E263. Unfortunately, the construction will begin only in 2018 and be finished by 2022.

The road will be built on a completely new route which can be seen here.
It's basically a motorway! Motorway-standard dual carriegeway
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Old April 28th, 2016, 10:55 PM   #1262
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Good news! The government has given the green light to Kose-Mäo dual carriageway construction on the T2/E263. Unfortunately, the construction will begin only in 2018 and be finished by 2022.

The road will be built on a completely new route which can be seen here.
Just awesome! And so many ecoducts planned! Good luck!
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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:09 PM   #1263
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Just awesome! And so many ecoducts planned! Good luck!
Good one What is a length of this section?
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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:30 PM   #1264
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Good one What is a length of this section?
aprox. 37 km

I think is the longest section of motorway-like dual-carriegeway under-construction in history of such roads construction, and first such built from scratch
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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:40 PM   #1265
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The new section is 40 km long (5.5 km shorter than the current route). It will have:
  • 4 interchanges;
  • 3 ecoducts;
  • 3 at-grade crossing for animals (with electronic warning systems, if I'm not mistaken);
  • at least 2 rest areas (one for each direction).

The estimated cost is € 170 million. It is by far the biggest road construction project in Estonia since regaining independence in 1991.

In the preliminary project report it was mentioned that this highway section would be given a motorway status but I would take it with a grain of salt. The preliminary project has been cut down significantly to decrease costs, mainly by decreasing the width of the road. It will more resemble a narrow Swedish motorway, rather than a Polish autostrada.

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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:50 PM   #1266
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Quite impressive considering that the existing stretch of dual carrigeway is roughly the same lenght and took no less than 30 years (!!) to build, now they will do it in 4
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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:54 PM   #1267
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The new section is 40 km long (5.5 km shorter than the current route). It will have:
  • 4 interchanges;
  • 3 ecoducts;
  • 3 at-grade crossing for animals (with electronic warning systems, if I'm not mistaken);
  • at least 2 rest areas (one for each direction).
The estimated cost is € 170 million. It is by far the biggest road construction project in Estonia since regaining independence in 1991.
That sounds interesting, are there any examples from other countries?
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Old April 29th, 2016, 09:07 PM   #1268
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What are these white areas marked on the map? EDIT: Never mind, already found it...

Also I heard somewhere that the new road won't have speed limits? Or was it just a dream?
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Old September 20th, 2016, 05:36 PM   #1269
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The start of construction has been moved forward one year for the Kose-Mäo highway.

First they will start with the 25 km between Kose and Võõbu in 2017 and then in 2019 with the remaining 15 km between Võõbu and Mäo.
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40 km of Tallinn-Tartu highway to be widened to four lanes

According to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, work on widening Tallinn-Tartu Highway to four lanes between the villages of Kose and Mäo is underway and construction work will begin next summer.


The project plan is currently being prepared for a 25-kilometer stretch of the new road from Kose to Võõbu. When the plan is completed, a procurement tender to find the builder will be announced, likely sometime during the first half of next year. Construction on the project is expected to start during the second half of the year.

The Võõbu-Mäo stretch of the highway making up the remaining 15 kilometers of the road is currently being planned as well; the plans for the shorter of the two sections are expected to be complete by February 2017 and construction of that stretch is expected to begin in 2019. Before then, necessary land affected by the project must be acquired from its owners and the builder chosen in a procurement tender.

Road fatality statistics show that the Kose-Mäo section of the road, just 20 percent of the total length of the Tallinn-Tartu Highway, accounts for half of all lives lost in car crashes along the entire highway.

Reconstruction of the Kose-Mäo section of road into a four-lane highway is to be completed in 2022 at a total cost of 170 million euros. Once this section of the road is complete, a total of 90 kilometers of the Tallinn-Tartu Highway, which makes up nearly half the distance between Estonia's two biggest cities, will be four lanes wide.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:06 PM   #1270
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The start of construction has been moved forward one year for the Kose-Mäo highway.

First they will start with the 25 km between Kose and Võõbu in 2017 and then in 2019 with the remaining 15 km between Võõbu and Mäo.
Great news about a reconstruction. What category road is it going to be?
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Old September 20th, 2016, 11:51 PM   #1271
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It's going to be a 1st category road but with a narrow "Swedish" cross-section.



BTW, you can actually see the Kose-Võõbu route on Google Earth by the trees that have been cut down: https://goo.gl/maps/pj3167i71RD2

Here's a video of the Kose-Võõbu section:
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Old September 21st, 2016, 09:50 PM   #1272
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Old October 11th, 2016, 01:19 PM   #1273
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Time for some aerial updates All photos are from Sept 12.

Põrguvälja interchange is the smaller one on the left. Jüri roundabout is the big one Road nr 11 (Tallinn bypass) is the one going horizontally in this photo and nr 2(Tallinn-Tartu highway) vertically.

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Interchange between 2 and 11. To the right is Tallinn and straight ahead is Saku, Saue and Keila.

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Tartu is straight ahead.

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This is Tallinn bypass between Kurna and Luige. This 2x2 section was finished only 2 years ago but there was a hidden karst feature (a hole?) in the limestone under the road so the ground started to sink a bit. due to construction quality issues the ground started to sink (New information). They are now working on fixing the issue:

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Old October 12th, 2016, 08:19 PM   #1274
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This is Tallinn bypass between Kurna and Luige. This 2x2 section was finished only 2 years ago but there was a hidden karst feature (a hole?) in the limestone under the road so the ground started to sink a bit. due to construction quality issues the ground started to sink (New information). They are now working on fixing the issue:
They are fixing it already for like 3 months now. Also it seems they found another hole right next to the first one :P
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Old October 12th, 2016, 08:33 PM   #1275
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Yep, first they had to determine what the actual cause for the hole was. At first they thought it was a karst hole but an investigation found that the construction company had left concrete rubble (that was used as a temporary road) under the road embankment. The sand then started to sink in between the rubble and that cause a hole to appear in the road surface. This qualifies as warranty repairs so the company has to deal with it. It should be dealt with by the end of October.
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Old October 17th, 2016, 08:49 PM   #1276
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Well, there might be a bigger problem- me and my colleague both remember that this concrete rubble under the road should extend until the Kiili bridge. In the worst case scenario, they might have to rebuild whole road segment... Lets just hope it wont happen :P
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Old October 17th, 2016, 09:23 PM   #1277
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That roundabout is huge You could do a Nascar race there
Whole intersection looks great
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Old October 18th, 2016, 03:52 PM   #1278
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That roundabout is huge You could do a Nascar race there
Whole intersection looks great
Well... it could be the fourth shortest Nascar track (i checked ) need's more bank angle though
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Old October 18th, 2016, 09:31 PM   #1279
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Interesting choice in improving the roundabout, instead of building another viaduct.
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What is the latest development on the Tallinn Bypass / Route 2 interchange?
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