Traffic changes at Passenger Port and Russalka
The arrival of spring marked the beginning of a new phase in Reidi tee construction work in the port area which entailed some traffic changes. The construction work affects three junctions: intersections at Russalka and the Nautica Centre, and the intersection of Petrooleumi tänav and Tuukri tänav.
- Petrooleumi tänav was fully opened for traffic as from 21 March. At the same time, the section of Uus-Sadama tänav between Reidi tee and Uus-Sadama 18 was closed for traffic. This means that Uus-Sadama tänav is no longer available for accessing the Passenger Port and you should Petrooleumi or Lootsi tänav instead. Residents of Uus-Sadama tänav can access their properties via Tuukri tänav. Uus-Sadama tänav is open for pedestrian traffic.
- The section of Lootsi tänav bordering on Ahtri junction will be closed on the centre-bound side as from 25 March. Therefore, you cannot drive from Lootsi tänav to Jõe tänav or turn left onto Ahtri tänav. Lootsi side street can be used as a temporary exit with right and left turns onto Tuukri tänav available. Further, you can exit the port by using Petrooleumi tänav.
As from 25 March there are traffic changes on the intersection of Pirita tee and Narva maantee with no left turn onto Narva maantee available for drivers heading from Pirita towards the centre. As from 1 April the road section for turning right from Narva maantee towards Pirita will be closed too. Road users looking to go from Pirita to the Tallinn Song Festival Ground area or the other way round should use Rummu tee and Kose tee as a detour.
Traffic changes at Passenger Port and Russalka (25 March 2019)
Sargent cherries to be relocated due to Reidi tee construction (11 December 2018)
Traffic changes on Uus-Sadama tänav and Petrooleumi tänav (26 October 2018)
Demolition work at Reidi tee completed (12 October 2018)
Overview of the Reidi tee project
Opinion of Tallinn residents on the Reidi tee project - survey summary (Faktum & Ariko) (in Estonian)
Reidi tee is a new road constructed in Tallinn which extends from the Russalka junction to the intersection of Lootsi tänav and Tuukri tänav.
The project includes a seaside promenade, park strips with recreational areas, cycle tracks and driveways. The new road makes a large part of seaside scrubland around Pikksilma tänav accessible for public use, especially for pedestrians and cyclists.
The purpose of Reidi tee is to provide an alternative to Narva maantee for traffic between Pirita and the city centre. A part of Reidi tee will run further away from the sea and connect the port to both Pirita and Northern Tallinn.
There will be increased need for the new road also because the new pedestrian-friendly main street to be constructed at Narva and Pärnu maantee expands cycle and pedestrian tracks and reduces the number of driveway lanes. The construction of Reidi tee began in July 2018 and should be completed in 550 days.
Draft plans of Reidi tee (30 June 2016):