Due to the construction of Reidi tee, the road section for left turn to Narva maantee will be closed for drivers heading from Pirita towards the centre as of today, 25 March, and a week later, on 1 April once the traffic islands have been reconstructed the road section for turning right from Narva maantee towards Pirita will be closed too. Traffic at the junction of Ahtri tänav will be partly disturbed.
“The reconstruction of traffic islands in the Russalka area began today and the work should be completed by April 1,” said Deputy Mayor of Tallinn Kalle Klandorf. “As from Monday, 1 April the the road section for turning right from Narva maantee towards Pirita will be closed too. Drivers heading from the centre towards Narva mnt or from Narva mnt towards the centre will be able to use one lane in either direction.”
During the construction of Reidi tee there will be 2+2 lanes available on the section between Pirita tee and the centre. The right lane going from Pirita towards the centre is free-flowing meaning that there are not traffic lights save for those at the pedestrian crossing in front of the Chinese embassy. 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.
As of today, 25 March the junction at Ahtri tänav will be partly closed. The side of Lootsi tänav heading from the port towards Jõe tänav, and the road section for turning right towards Mere puiestee will be closed. Lootsi side street can be used as a temporary exit. Both right and left turns towards Tuukri tänav will be available. Further, you can exit the port by passing through the front of terminal D and using Petrooleumi tänav.
Drivers looking to use Jõe tänav to get from the port to Narva maantee or Pronksi tänav will have two options. The first is to exit the port using Petrooleumi tänav and continuing to Narva maantee, and the second option is to turn left to Tuukri tänav from Lootsi side street, or alternatively, make a U-turn after Ahtri junction or on Mere puiestee.
All road users are advised to pay close attention to road signs!
Reidi tee is a new road constructed in Tallinn which extends from the Russalka junction to the intersection of Lootsi tänav and Tuukri tänav so as 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.
For more information please visit www.tallinn.ee/est/Reidi-tee (in Estonian only, at the moment)