Rail Baltica-related traffic disruption to continue all year

The construction of the Rail Baltica railway project is going as planned. Rīga residents will still have to live with the traffic disruptions and congestion caused by the works until the end of year, Latvian Television reported on July 20.

This week, works will be completed at the railway transmission of Lāčplēša Street, but they will start next week on Dzirnavu Street.

In connection with the construction work of Rail Baltica, traffic on Lāčplēša Street from Kalupes to Satekles Street will be closed entirely this week from Friday's 20:00 until Saturday 8:00. On Saturday, traffic on Lāčplēša Street will be restored on all four driving lanes.

New traffic restrictions will come into force from next Monday – fully closing the Dzirnavu street between Kļavu and Abrenes Street. It will be closed for both vehicles and pedestrians.

Traffic limitations on Dzirnavu Street could last four to five weeks.

“In order to start assembling this railway transfer over Dzirnavu Street, it must be understood that the bridge is wider than the Lāčplēša and canal bridges together, even twice as many beams, so it takes several weeks to do so,” Linde explained.

Although the pedestrian movement on Dzirnavu Street is closed, pedestrians will also have access to train platforms. Signs and QR codes will be installed to enable people to navigate.

However, significant restrictions on street traffic will end at the end of the year.

The bridge over Daugava will be built from the right bank, so restrictions are expected next year on Ģenerāļa Radziņa embankment and Maskavas Street.

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