The principal shareholder in the E18 Hamina to Vaalimaa motorway project, Meridiam has continued its involvement in the upgrading of Finland’s infrastructure. This was the second public private partnership Meridiam has formed with the Finland Transport Agency (FTA). It consists of the major reconstruction and upgrade of Finland’s historical Route 7 highway to motorway standard.
The road is a vital transport corridor for Finland, going from Turku in the west to Helsinki and the Russian border at Vaalimaa. Hamina to Vaalimaa was the last section to be upgraded to motorway standard, giving an economic boost to Finland’s southern cities and the wider European trade and commerce. The E18 is part of the Trans-European Network connecting Helsinki and Scandinavia to St Petersburg.
The design and construction works of the Project were conducted by YIT. O&M of the overall 59km corridor is being performed by YIT.
Environmental protection activities have been undertaken during construction and during the operations of the road:
In Operation, Completion date 14 November 2018
Vehicles per day
network connecting Helsinki and Scandinavia to St Petersburg
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