Ring II

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This article is about the road in Finland. For the second Ring novel, see Spiral (Suzuki novel). For the films, see The Ring Two and Ring 2. For other uses, see Ring 2 (disambiguation).

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

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