Speed limit on residential stretch of planned Tallinn road to be 50 km/h

Plan of the proposed Tallinn-Väike bypass. Lake Ülemiste lies to the north of the route. Source: Rae rural municipality.

The speed limit on the planned Tallinn-Väike bypass will be 50 km/h in the stretch that will pass through the residential district of Rae, southeast of Tallinn, city authorities say.

"We have reached an agreement between the various parties, whereby the planned Tallinn-Väike ring road will be 70 km/h, and 50 km/h in the residential district," Tallinn Deputy Mayor Priit Põldmäe (Center) said Wednesday, via a spokesperson (see plan above).

The new road will connect Rae municipality to that off Tallinn, reduce traffic congestion in the southeastern side of the city, including on Tartu mnt and at the Ülemiste intersection and in particularly in the event of an accident on the current routes, and provide other alternatives for residents of Rae to reach the capital, Tallinn city government says.

No dual-level intersections are planned either, with junctions in the residential area remaining on ground level and using roundabouts.

More research is yet to be done, however, Põldmäe said, with the final project plan due next spring.

The planned route lies close to the proposed Rail Baltic high-speed line.


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