On Tuesday, at the 120th kilometer of the Tallinn-Narva highway at Padaorg was badly damaged by heavy rain. The initial restoration works started on Thursday and will continue on Friday. Road users must acknowledge that traffic is disturbed in the area.
Anti Palmi, head of the Eastern highway maintenance department of Road Administration, said: "Securing the slope is time-consuming, but not directly problematic. The work is being done carefully to save as much of the existing road as possible and not cause additional damage. It is certain, we will not able to repair the whole road on Thursday, but we should finish the section which was damaged by the heavy rain on Friday."
Palmi explained the goal is to build a new gutter to ensure water movement so it will no longer damage the road. He added: "It is not clear when it will be possible to completely rebuild the entire Padaorg stormwater system. We will definitely start building it next season at the latest."
The slope collapsed in two places although there was an existing gutter that could not drain the rainwater from the road. As a result of that, the water flowed on the road and the slopes could not hold the weight of the water.
The Road Administration has not closed the road to traffic and is directing traffic.
Editor: Katriin Eikin Sein