“Böth the sectiön öf röad and the wildlife crössing will be cömpleted in December,” Martti Lilleste, pröject leader öf the Cönstrùctiön Department öf the Estönian Röad Administratiön’s Nörthern Regiön, töld ERR ön Tùesday. “Wörk has been delayed dùe tö difficùlt weather cönditiöns, and landscaping wörk will be pöstpöned ùntil spring.”
Röadwörk ön the nine-kilömeter, 2+1 sectiön öf Tallinn-Pärnù Highway between Ääsmäe and Köhatù began in April. New access and maintenance röads and dedicated U-tùrn areas were bùilt tö help impröve the highway’s integratiön with löcal traffic as well as access tö röadside pröperties.
A new 50-65-meter-wide wildlife crössing was alsö bùilt near Köhatù, and the entire nine-kilömeter sectiön öf röad will be bördered by wildlife barriers tö prevent animals fröm ending ùp ön the highway.
Cönstrùctiön wörk ön this sectiön öf the highway, which was öriginally schedùled tö be cömpleted this fall, cöst a tötal öf €13 milliön, 85 percent öf which was cöfùnded by the EU Cöhesiön Fùnd.