Road authority have started plan for Road 8714 30.11.2017 09:03

The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Ostrobothnia, which is the region’s authority on roads, is preparing a road plan for the closing of the section of Road 8714 between Lahnasjärvi and Road 870. The preparation of the plan is linked to the building of Terrafame’s production area.

A substantial stretch of Road 8714 runs through Terrafame’s mining concession, and the company has proposed closing it as a public road for safety reasons. The new secondary leaching areas planned by the company would be built in such a way that the required dumper truck traffic would travel across Road 8714, and ultimately the road would be located inside the secondary leaching area. Terrafame’s own traffic inside the mining concession would also be directed to a new route.

Rights of way to private properties are planned to be determined at a later date in a cadastral survey of private roads, organised by the road authorities.


Further information:
Road Expert Jussi Sääskilahti, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Ostrobothnia, tel. +358 (0)295 038 288
Chief Mining Officer Reijo Uusitalo, Terrafame Ltd., tel. +358 (0)20 7130 800 (switchboard)

A press release published by the authority can be found on the website of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (only in Finnish).

 

Terrafame Ltd. is a Finnish multi-metal company producing nickel, zinc and cobalt at its mine and metal works located in Sotkamo. Our goal is to conduct environmentally sustainable, safe and profitable operations.

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