Helsinki "major" the street renovation project will begin next spring

’s historic main road, , is facing a long, two-year renovation that will begin next spring, according to the city.

In addition to roadway repairs, the major overhaul will bring improved pavement areas for pedestrians, single-lane cycle paths and refurbished tram lanes.

A large part of the street section will also be underground renovations, replacing old cables, and sewer lines.

According to the city, the repairs are necessary because the construction of the street infrastructure dates back to the early 20th century.

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will begin in the spring of 2023 in the area between Postikatu and Runeberginkatu in the city center, and at the same the renovation of the bridge section next to the Parliament building will begin.

"Mannerheimintie is an important connection for both Helsinki residents and visitors to the city. That is why we want an implementation plan that minimizes the inconvenience caused by the renovation. In cooperation we achieve the most impressive result," Liisa Taskilathe director of the city’s urban environment department, said in a statement.


The renovation work extends immediately over the intersection of Nordenskiöldinkatu, in the Taka-Töölö district, near the city’s ice rink.

According to the city, the of the renovation work is also to create a unified street that will provide space for all future .

According to the mayors, the project will have a major impact on and will be the largest, most demanding and most difficult for Helsinki to implement.

The city warned that the project will affect the daily lives of residents due to noise, dust, traffic jams, detours and changes in public .

However, the goal is for people to be able to continue using the road on foot, by bike, in a wheelchair, in vehicles, or by public transportation.

Work will begin in the spring of 2023 and be completed by 2025.

Source: The Nordic Page




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