Pirita tee to undergo construction at start of school year ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Traffic on Pirita tee.
Traffic on Pirita tee. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

On August 21, construction work will commence for a public transport lane on the side of Pirita tee leading out of Tallinn. The current traffic scheme will be switched to a 2+1 lanes solution and bus stops moved to temporary locations.

The construction of the public transport lane will take place in stages. Preparations will kick off on August 21-22 and include milling and lowering of roadway inlets, protection of greenery and geodetic work. Major milling and digging work will commerce on August 24.

Pirita District Elder Tõnis Liinat said that the new plan will resemble the current traffic solution.

Traffic will be switched to a 2+1 scheme for the duration of the work, with bus stops in the construction zone moved to temporary locations. "We ask road users to follow temporary traffic management and consider the fact that construction work will temporarily disrupt traffic in the area," Liinat said.

In addition to roadworks that will also see the renovation of the asphalt concrete road surface and new road surface markings, Pirita tee will get LED street lighting, new rainwater sewage structures, four road crossings complete with traffic lights and 11 electronic variable speed limit traffic signs.

The work is estimated to cost a total of €2.1 million and is scheduled to be completed by January 5 next year. The documentation was drawn up by T-Model OÜ, with AS TREF Nord in charge of the construction work.

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