Rail Baltica construction will bring traffic changes to Lāčplēša Street

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Due to the Rail Baltica project, frequent changes to the traffic organization are expected in Rīga. Relatively small jobs have now been started, the workers say that everything is still ahead, Latvian Television reported April 13.

Currently, the most active works are taking place on Lāčplēša Street.

There, during the works, one of the lanes will be closed alternately, while the works themselves will take place underground. These are scheduled to be completed next week, but, as the company representative of the railway project “Rail Baltica” said, further work is currently being agreed, which could take up to a year.

“Sometime in May, the construction work on Lāčplēša Street could be more intense. That means we'll build a new railway transmission there. We have no intention of completely closing Lāčplēša Street except at night when we construct the bridge,” said Andis Linde, spokesman for the construction operator BERERIX.

By the end of the works, Lāčplēša Street will look different. A new pavement will be constructed, where the city will then be able to create a bicycle lane. The street axis will also be changed, thereby increasing the space for vehicles.

On April 14, repairs to the Salu Bridge on Maskavas and Lāčplēša Street will also be resumed in Riga and traffic will be limited at some points. Works will continue for three months, until mid-July. 

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