Renewal and upgrade of the Mestarintunneli in Finland

Published:09-04-2020

ITM Finland and YSP have signed a co-operation contract to renew and upgrade the Mestarintunneli-tunnel control system

Intelligent Traffic Management Finland Oy (ITM Finland) and YSP Oy have signed a partnership agreement for the renewal, commissioning and testing of the control system for the Mestarintunneli-tunnel on Ring road 1 during 2020-2022.

The new partnership agreement includes the renewal of the Mestaritunnelis control system. The Mestarintunneli is one of the busiest road tunnels in Finland, where the design, implementation and testing are carried out in close cooperation by a joint project organization. The upgrade project will update the tunnel traffic management, tunnel control technology and safety control systems, as well as the telecommunications network, traffic control cameras and camera-based automatic incidence detection system.

The renewal of the traffic management system is part of a major overhaul of the technical systems of the Mestarintunneli, which will replace end-of-life systems with state-of-the-art tunnel technology. At the same time, we will ensure reliable road traffic control from the ITM Finland Road Traffic Management Center for the coming years, as well as the continuous flow and safety management of tunnel traffic,” says Riku Suursalmi, Chief Operating Officer of ITM Finland.

The partnership agreement is aimed at a cost-effective, reliable and high-level control system for this demanding tunnel project and concentration point of traffic on Ring road 1 to manage the traffic needs of the coming years in the best possible way.

Our broad expertise in traffic control software, automation and systems deliveries, as well as our experience in various traffic control and tunnel technology requirements, provides a solid foundation for collaboration. This is a large project, where we as a project organization get to implement the design, execution, and finalization,” says Jouni Aarnu, Head of Dynniq’s ITC business.

The Mestarintunneli on Ring road 1 in Leppävaara, Espoo is a 530 m long road tunnel consisting of two parallel four-lane tunnels and connecting tunnels. The Mestarintunneli is one of the busiest sections in Finland, with an average of almost 80,000 cars a day.

About ITM Finland

Intelligent Traffic Management Oy is part of the Traffic Management Finland traffic control group. The company provides and develops service solutions that enable safe and smooth traffic on our country’s road network – every day of the year. Our services include road traffic control and management, roadside technology, road weather services, and road product and service development and snapshot systems.

About YSP

YSP Oy is part of the international Dynniq Group. We deliver high-quality, environmentally friendly and safe integrated automation systems and intelligent traffic solutions and services. Our customer-driven automation solutions are engineered, delivered and supported with our strong technical know-how and over 30 years of experience in serving our customer’s system life cycle needs.