Government Approves €600 Million Transport Reconstruction Plan
The Cabinet approved on Thursday a number of transport-related projects, including tackling two traffic bottlenecks in Tallinn by 2017.
Two grandest projects are a road from the Russalka statue between Kadriorg and Pirita in Tallinn to the port, and the reconstruction of the Haabersti roundabout, Estonia's most dangerous intersection for accidents.
Besides the two projects, which according to Economic Minister Urve Palo, would cut morning and evening traffic jams, the capital's tram line will be extended to the airport.
Investments will be made into increasing railway line speeds to 120 kilometers per hour on passenger routes. Regional ports and ferries servicing islands will also get an injection.
The 600 million euro package of projects is, in essence, an action plan to use EU funds, and the basis for the creation of the next state budgets in the field of transportation.