Kallansillat iltavalaistuksessa.

From the point of view of competitiveness and a balanced national development, a dynamic Finland needs major transport investments also in eastern and northern Finland. In recent years, the changes in the operating environment have been dramatic and long-lasting. Accessibility is a key competitive factor for all the growth drivers in North Savo. 

The aspects of preparedness, security of supply and regional economy, as well as the backlog of road investment and the repair debts on low-traffic roads, must be taken into account more strongly in the state’s investment programme for the coming years. This applies particularly to eastern Finland, where the external border of the EU is located. 

Attention must also be paid to safeguarding security of supply, food production and distribution. Funding for basic road maintenance must be raised permanently to a level that will enable the repair debt to be reduced also on low-traffic roads and railways. Smooth transverse connections and connections to the north must be taken into account in national road planning. 

The development needs for each mode of transport are described below. 

Further information:

Jari Kyllönen

Deputy Mayor