Estonia: Traffic disruptions in Tallinn to start easing in September 2023: deputy mayor

Traffic disruptions caused by major road reconstruction projects in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, will begin to subside in September 2023, deputy mayor Vladimir Svet assures, ERR reports. Construction companies KE Infra and Merko Ehitus say that the work is proceeding on schedule. Streets have been closed in several of the busiest parts of the city, hampering car traffic, public transport, and pedestrians. Svet said that the biggest disruptions have been caused by works to extend a tram line to the Old City Harbour (Vanasadam) area and the reconstruction of Jõe, Pronksi, Vana-Kalamaja, and Tondi streets. Some businesses, including cafés and service outlets, in the city centre complain that customers cannot find or reach their premises.