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Old April 20th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #81
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Finnish seems very difficult to me. Very different language structure. Isn't it quite similar to Hungarian and Estonian?
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Old April 20th, 2008, 03:01 PM   #82
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Finnish seems very difficult to me. Very different language structure. Isn't it quite similar to Hungarian and Estonian?
They are actually from the same language family. And yes they are different since they are (unlike the most of European languages) not from Indo-European family.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #83
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Pics by Matti Grönroos:
Finlands only 4-story interchange in southern Tampere on E12


Karkuvuori tunnel on E63 (Tampere eastern by-pass)

Motorway under construction on E12 (Tampere western by-pass)

Interchange E63 (Tampere eastern by-pass)/Hervanta highway
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #85
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^ No shit. I have it now.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:14 PM   #86
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Scathing/humourous article on Finnish roads, by a Brit who lives there.

http://www.kolumbus.fi/richard.bevan/traffic/
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 12:32 AM   #87
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Talk about exaggerations.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 05:04 PM   #88
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Ironic, I have never seen an empty road or street in Helsinki (main streets, of course). They are nearly always full of cars. Some interchanges in ring roads are truly really, really badly designed, but not even nearly all.
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It is soon that the E18 motorway projects are completed, correct? (Turku-Helsinki) Are they on schedule?
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Motorway from Turku to Helsinki will be completed October-November 2008. They will start to build motorway to Kotka 2009-2010, and by-pass of Hamina and motorway from Hamina to Russian border some years later.
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Vantaa city decided that it´s going to borrow money to the state to begin the upgrading of Ring road III/E18 to a 6-lane city motorway. First they are going to add the 3. lanes. That will start in 2009.

The second phase is upgrading te whole Ring road III/E18 from Vanhakartano to Porvoo motorway/E18 to a 6-lane urban motorway with grade-separated interchanges. But the second phase will start in 2012

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Länsiväylä/Western motorway in Lauttasaari, Helsinki (PIC BY JANNE_H)
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Kulosaari bridge, completed southbound carriageway in 1957 and northbound carriageway in 1958:
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Do all the motorways in Finland have lighting? If so what is the point? I do not get it in Belgium either. Also - if I might suggest something - it would be nice to see a map of the current freeways, maybe in the first post of this thread.
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Old July 12th, 2008, 01:59 AM   #95
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Here you go:
Current motorways (greysh blue):

Future motorways and motorway-like roads (green) and possible future motorways and motorway-like roads (red):
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And here Helsinki area by 2030 (Motorways, motorway-like roads in blue and other dual carriageway roads in green and new single carriageway roads in turquoise):

Tampere area by 2030 (Motorways and motorway-like roads in blue, other dual carriageway roads in greenish, possible/probable DCW/motorways in red and central tunnel/northern by-pass in black):

Turku area in 2030 (Motorways and motorway-like roads in blue, other dual carriageway roads in green and possible/probable DCW/motorways in red):
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Thanks. A cool summary.
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Finland seems to be going to have a decent road network.
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Actually the Kehä II (2nd ring road) was planned as far east as Tuusula motorway, it would take a lot of vehicles from the saturated ring road I. There is plenty of space to build it, only forest. But becouse of the central "park" (forest) of Helsinki they will build it only from Turku motorway to Tampere motorway. In the sixties they planned it from Western motorway to Porvoo motorway.

Here RR II built in 2000 (light blue), as planned now (blue), as planned a few years ago (greeen) and as planned in the 1960´s (brown). Black --> estimated ADDT of 80 000-150 000 vehicles in 2030. Greenish blue --> estimated ADDT of 50 000-80 000 vehicles in 2030 (facts why RR II should be built).
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