Speed limit on refurbished Tallinn-Tartu highway stretch to be 120 km/h

The newly refurbished section Kose-Võõbu section of the Tallinn-Tartu highway, which includes multi-level intersections, is to be opened on August 14, with a speed limit of 120 km/h to be imposed. Estimates say this will cut average car journey times between Estonia's first and second cities by around nine minutes.

The Kose-Võõbu section was built by two road construction companies, including TREV-2, whose director Sven Pertens told ERR's "Vikerhommik" radio show that the new stretch of road will be opened to traffic on August 14.

Work on the almost 28-km-long stretch, which straightens out a formerly fairly winding section straddling Järva and Harju counties, took three years to complete. It will also make the Tallinn-Tartu road 3.5 km shorter than previously.

Pertens said that all intersections on the stretch are multi-leveled, and the roadsides are lined by wildlife fences, as well as featuring subterranean animal crossings.

Additionally, there will be a rest area created at Ardu, a small borough in Kose Parish, Harju County, in northern Estonia.


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Editor: Roberta Vaino

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