Tallinn Deputy Mayor Vladimir Svet (Center) confirmed the Mustakivi tee extension, which will connect the districts of Lasnamäe and Pirita, will not be in construction until at least 2022.
Svet told newspaper MK-Estonia (link in Estonian): "It is still in the stage of environmental impact assessment, there is no final decision yet. If we receive it this year, then the designs can be done next year and construction will be started in 2022."
Mustakivi tee, a major route in Lasnamäe, currently terminates at the junction with Narva maantee. In the future, the road should continue and connect Lasnamäe to Pirita. Tallinn city has worked on designing and planning the road for decades (see map below).
Tallinn has planned a total of €20.6 million for the budget until 2023, in order to finally develop a road that has been in the plans for decades.
The projected road has been a topic of debate between citizens of the two districts of Tallinn, with people from Pirita expressing their concern about the construction, saying that the road would mostly be used by people from Lasnamäe and Viimsi.
Ain Valdman at the Tallinn Urban Environment and Public Works Department has previously said the estimated length of the road will be between 800-900 m, with most of the two-lane road corridor being 45 m in width. A path for cyclists and a sidewalk for pedestrians will also be built.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste