Tramway work on Pirkankatu moves to area between Mariankatu and Pyynikintori
The construction of the tramway on Pirkankatu will begin a new phase at the end of week 3. The construction site on the southern side of Pirkankatu will move to the area between Mariankatu and Pyynikintori. The first task is to move and replace the sewer pipes. The foundation of the railway track will also be laid.
The work will cause changes to the traffic arrangements near Pyynikintori. The pedestrian crossing with traffic lights on Pirkankatu, on the eastern side of the Pyynikintori square, will remain in its place and be narrowed down slightly. The pedestrian crossing on the eastern side of Pyynikintori will be moved from the intersection to a location in front of R-Kioski, and it will not have traffic lights. Pyynikintori will also have another new pedestrian crossing without traffic lights at the exit route for cars and buses.
Traffic arrangements will be done in the beginning of the week 4, 22.-24.1. The pedestrian crossing on Pirkankatu and traffic lights will be closed at the time. At the end of the week 3 and the beginning of the week 4 construction work will begin at four o´clock in some mornings.
The moving of the construction site to the junction of Pyynikintori and Pirkankatu will affect driving routes slightly. In the site’s impact area, the speed limit will be 30 kilometres per hour.
The moving of the sewage line will continue between Pyynikintori and Sepänkatu in the spring. The work is estimated to take about 3–4 months. Information on the effects on traffic will be made available as the work progresses.