Road Administration Shifts from Grand Projects to Upkeep

Eile panid Trefi töömehed Viljandi-Tartu maantee 8. kilomeetril asuval Kuudeküla ristil maha esimese koorma asfalti.

PHOTO: Elmo Riig/SAKALA

The Estonian Road Administration is turning its focus from bigger road construction projects to maintaining already built state roads and highways, ERR News reported.

“We must start picking our plans as we probably won't be able to afford grand reconstruction projects in the future,” Aivo Adamson, who heads the state's road administration, said at a press conference today.

Adamson, who took over the job only last summer, added that the agency plans to concentrate funds on upkeep and extending the life of roads.

“It is not a question of a lack of funds, but of purpose. It is a question of choices,” said Adamson.

The administration will have 264.4 million euros to spend on state roads in 2013, down from last year's 285.8 million euros.

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