Kivikko is a residential area very near completion located between Kontula in the east and a large outdoor recreation and exercise area in the west.
An area of apartment buildings and terraced houses providing accommodation for 5,000 residents has already been built in Kivikko. New apartment buildings and smaller houses, enough for 700 new residents, will be added to these. Building work will commence throughout 2011 and 2012. A new area for workplaces is being built by the Lahdenväylä motorway.
Traffic connections to Kivikko will improve once the Kivikko interchange is completed. The plan is to start the construction work in 2012. There are also plans to build a bridge over the Lahdenväylä motorway thereby improving the Kivikko workplace area’s connections in the direction of Malmi.
Light traffic will be served by the already existing Kaivantopuisto bridge over the Porvoonväylä motorway as well as by the overpass over the Kehä I ring road, which is to be made a wide wildlife crossing, built at the same time as the Kivikko interchange.
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Kivikko in a nutshell
- Area: 285 ha
- Number of residents: currently – 5,000, once completed – 5,700
- Jobs: currently – 700, once completed – 2,500