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City to begin construction of cycle and pedestrian tracks connecting the Vaksali and Tähtvere City Districts

Tartu City Government Press Release

Construction Foto: Ove Maidla

17 April / The Tartu City Government is beginning the construction of a new cycle and pedestrian track on the road section between Vaksali – Fr. Tuglase – Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi. Construction of the 3.2 km long section of cycle and pedestrian track, stretching from the Vaksali and Näituse Street intersection to Green Park, will be completed at the end of 2021.

During construction of the Vaksali – Fr. Tuglase – Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi cycle and pedestrian track, a cycle and footpath will be constructed in parallel to the railway corridor, which will include parking spaces, rest areas, landscaped areas and bus stop shelters, and the existing carriageway will be reconstructed.

During the course of the works an important road will be built for the Tartu Näitused fair centre and the Estonian University of Life Sciences, which will start at the intersection of Fr. Tuglase and Vaksali Street and extend to Fr. Kreutzwaldi Street. New footpaths will connect Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi Street with the Veterinary Medicine and Sciences building at the Estonian University of Life Sciences and Tartu Waldorf Upper Secondary School, so that pedestrians can move safely from the bus stops to the study buildings.

To ensure safer traffic, red coloured asphalt pavement will be used in those places where the trajectories of pedestrians and motor vehicles meet. For the visually impaired, tactile artificial stone tiles will be installed at road crossings and the tiles will provide direction towards the bus stops along Vaksali Street.

The City Government recognized the EUR 2.9 million tender of AS TREF as successful in the public procurement for the construction of the Vaksali – Fr. Tuglase – Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi cycle and pedestrian track. Construction is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund’s ‘Sustainable Urban Development’ and Tartu City funds.

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