Action plan to reduce the maintenance backlog of transport infrastructure 2016–2018
The Finnish transport network is deteriorating due to the insufficient funding allocated for maintenance. At present the maintenance backlog of the transport network amounts to about 2.5 billion euros.
In order to reduce the maintenance backlog of the transport network, additional funding of 600 million euros has been granted for the period 2016–2018, 100 million euros of which is allocated for 2016 and 200 million euros for 2017. The additional funding will stop the accumulation of the maintenance backlog, and reverse the negative trend. The additional funding will meet the needs of especially the economic life and commuter traffic. Although the funds granted for reducing the maintenance backlog will be used effectively, it is impossible to repair all important objects in poor condition.
Maintenance backlog objects shown on the map
The map only shows the objects to be repaired with the 600 million euro granted to reduce the maintenance backlog. In addition to these objects, the Finnish Transport Agency and the ELY Centres will carry out similar maintenance projects amounting to about 360 million euros per year.
The objects listed in the action plan to reduce the maintenance backlog will be repaired in 2016-2018. Of the in total 600 million euros granted, 35 million euros will be allocated for digitalisation, and about 39 million euros for small separate objects, in addition to the objects presented on the map. Such objects are, for example, pavements of short road stretches, repairs of frost damages on gravel roads, road drainage improvements and equipment and device repairs.