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New thresholds installed in Tallinn to calm traffic

Last week, installation started of twenty-eight new road thresholds on Tallinn's streets, and works are estimated to proceed until the end of July.

According to Deputy Mayor Vladimir Svet, the city's aim is to calm traffic and thereby reduce traffic accidents. "To this end, we are installing nearly thirty additional speed bumps across the city. We have opted for raised road thresholds which serve their purpose well, forcing drivers to slow down and pay attention. At the same time, they are safer for road users than black and yellow striped speed bumps made of plastic or rubber," explained Svet.    

A threshold is a raised asphalt surface perpendicular to the road, designed to slow traffic. The order of installation of the thresholds is as follows: Ümera street 28a, Paepargi street 17, Virbi street 8, Roo street 21a, Laevastiku street 2, Suur-Patarei street 9, Neeme street 8, Herne street 11, Virmalise street 28, Uue Maailma street 13, between Vikerkaare street 21 and 38, at the intersection of Rahu and Kärje streets, Sõpruse pst 251, Ehitajate tee 74, Ehitajate tee 68, Rivi tee 4, Mustamäe tee 29, Kajaka tee 49, Õismäe tee 124, Veerise tee 1, Luisu tee 5, Aianduse tee 1, Astla tee 37, Siniladva tee 8 and the intersection of Kase and Urva streets (2 thresholds).

The installation of the road thresholds is contracted by the Tallinn Urban Environment and Public Works Department and the works are carried out by Altos Teed OÜ. The cost of the works is €77,334 and the completion is due in August 2022.

Road users are kindly asked to follow the temporary traffic management on site.