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Social aspects

  • Faster and safer journeys from Helsinki to Lahti.
  • The motorway supports 20,000 - 25,000 vehicles a day, up from 13,000 before it opened. The journey time has fallen from an hour and a half to less than an hour and the road has a great safety record.
  • Enables commuters to achieve better quality of life.
  • Fosters economic development in the whole region.
  • Delivery 1 year earlier compared to contract.
  • Year-round maintenance keeps the road open in all weather.

  • The motorway will save society an estimated €20 - 30m in time and reduced accidents.

  • Young families and new businesses are settling along the route, attracted by a higher standard of living within easy travelling distance of Helsinki.

  • Road art at each exit of the five communities the motorway passes identifies the communities and makes the journey more enjoyable.