Between 2013 and 2017, just over four kilometres of Highway 12 (Vt 12 Tampereen Rantaväylä) will be rerouted. Together, we have taken on a huge challenge, building a 2.3-kilometre road tunnel - the longest in Finland - along with the related interchanges and route arrangements.
Tunnel excavations are completed and the implementation phasehas proceeded well over midpoint. The project is on schedule and budget.
As it is completed in 2017, the Rantatunneli tunnel will free up a large swath of central Tampere's northern areas for the use of residents, while also providing easier access to the shoreline of Lake Näsijärvi. Rock material generated during the tunnel excavation has been used to fill in the water body for the park being created in the new Ranta-Tampella district.
The project will be carried out using the alliance model, whereby the traditional customer-service provider model has been eliminated, with the parties planning and implementing the project through cooperation. The alliance members are the City of Tampere, the Finnish Transport Agency, Lemminkäinen, A-Insinöörit, and Saanio & Riekkola.
Through innovations borne out of cooperation, we have been able to reduce any disruptions caused by the worksite, while cutting costs and speeding up processes.
We hope that this page will answer any questions raised by the project. We would also be delighted to hear about any ideas that might lead our temporary arrangements to be of better service to residents. If you have an idea, please send it to us! Our contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.