Song Festival parade will bring traffic restrictions on Sunday

On Sunday, July 2, the XXVII Nationwide Latvian Song and XVII Dance Festival participant parade will take place in Riga. During the course of the event, vehicle traffic will be closed or restricted on the streets of Old Riga and the city center, as well as changes in the public transport movement will be in place.

From Saturday, July 1, 18:00 until until Monday, July 3, at 6:00, vehicle traffic will be closed on Tērbatas Street from Brīvības Boulevard to Baumaņa Square.

Also from Saturday, July 1, at 22:00 until Monday, July 3, 1:00, vehicle traffic will be closed on the 11. novembra embankment from Kaļķu Street to Muitas Street; on the parallel street to 11. novembra embankment; as well as on Kaļķu Street from 11. novembra embankment to Šķūņu Street.

Sunday, July 2, as of 10:00, the parade will take place on two routes. One of the routes will be: 11. novembra embankment – Kaļķu Strret – Brīvības Boulevard – Brīvības Street – Bruņinieku Street. The second route will be: 11. novembra embankment – Poļu Gāte – Pils Street – Doma Square – Smilšu Street – Vaļņu Street – Kaļķu Street – Brīvības Boulevard – Brīvības Street – Bruņinieku Street.

On Sunday starting 7:00 until the end of the procession, State Police will regulate traffic along the route and a lot of vehicle movement will be limited so it might be best to avoid the routes mentioned above.

On Sunday, vehicle traffic will also be closed or restricted: on Sporta Street from Skanstes to Krišjāņa Valdemāra Street; on Grostonas Street; on Vesetas Street from Sporta Street to Hanzas Street; on Miesnieku Street; on Pils Street; on Poļu Gāte; Bīskapa Gāte; Herdera Square; Kaļķu Street; Pils Square; Daugavas Gāte; Doma Square; Smilšu Street; Mūku Street.

From July 2 to July10 , the traffic of bicycles, unicycles, electric vehicles, electric scooters, and other vehicles will be closed at the event locations, including the Vērmanes Garden and Esplanāde.

From Friday, June 30, until Sunday, July 9, every day from 23:00 until 8:00 the gates of the Vērmanes Garden will be locked.

A new section has been created on the local government's home page, with information on traffic during Song and Dance Festival, as well as a digital map reflecting upcoming traffic restrictions. Information on traffic restrictions will be updated.

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