Ring II

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This article is about the road in Finland. For the films, see The Ring Two and Ring 2.
Finnish regional road 102
Ring II
Kehä II
Route information
Length: 6.8 km (4.2 mi)
Existed: 2000 – present
Major junctions
From: Turuntie
To: Länsiväylä
Highway system
Highways in Finland

Ring II (pronounced "ring two", Finnish: Kehä II, Swedish: Ring II) in the region of Espoo is one of the major highways in Finland, . The road runs north-south, connecting Turuntie in the north, to Länsiväylä in the south.[1] Despite its name suggesting a circle, it has not been built as a true beltway yet, unlike the parallel Ring I and Ring III highways.

History[edit]

The road was initially planned in the 1960s, but it was not until the end of 2000 that the first phase was completed.[1]

Future[edit]

Since the cross-city traffic in Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa is estimated to nearly double by the year 2025,[2] plans have been made to extend Ring II to connect up with Finnish national road 3 (Finnish: Hämeenlinnanväylä) in the northeast and add lanes where the road is currently only one lane wide in each direction.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tiehallinto – Kehä 2". Retrieved 2008-05-04.  (Finnish)
  2. ^ "Tiehallinto – Kehä 2 – The current situation". Retrieved 2008-05-04.  (Finnish)
  3. ^ "Tiehallinto – Kehä 2 – Future plans". Retrieved 2008-05-04.  (Finnish)

External links[edit]

Media related to Kehä II at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 60°11′43″N 024°44′37″E / 60.19528°N 24.74361°E / 60.19528; 24.74361