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Car-Free Avenue to bring temporary changes to traffic in the heart of the city

Tartu City Government Press Release

Autovabaduse puiesteeCar-Free Avenue Foto: Maanus Kullamaa

28 June / From 9 July through 8 August, Car-Free Avenue will be returning to Vabaduse puiestee. Preparations for the area will begin on 4 July, and the road section from the Uueturu intersection to Kaarsild will be closed to traffic until 12 August.

From 4 July through 12 August, traffic will move via Narva mnt, to which bus lines 6, 7 and 13, and night lines 21 and 22 will also be temporarily rerouted. Buses will not be stopping at the Raeplats and Vabaduse puiestee stops, the Palmihoone stop has been temporarily moved to Laia Street. Heading in the direction of the city centre, busses from routes No. 7 and 13 will be stopping at the Vene stop.
 
The market building car park, the Kaubamaja car park and the city library car park will remain open for cars. Local residents can access Poe Street via Ülikooli Street. Parking will be preserved for cars along Poe Street.

An additional parking space will be created for tourist buses at the two parking spaces next to the Magistri Street car park. For taxis, three stops will be created on Uueturu Street in the Kaubamaja car park, and three places will be created near the Magistri Street car park, at the Raeplats bus stop.
 
Information about traffic changes is provided via direct mails sent to the mailboxes of city residents and those living in the area. Additional information on topics related to Car-Free Avenue: www.tartu.ee/autovabadus. Traffic information also reaches Waze and Google Maps through the Smart Road app. Traffic information can be obtained from the Tartu City hotline 1789 and the e-mail address infokeskus@tartu.ee.

Last changed 28.06.2021