Along with the summer comes road works. In this piece of news, you can find a compilation of the ongoing construction works on the roads and in the parks of Helsinki. The construction works cause special arrangements and changed routes and hindrance to travelling in the City. The construction of the Jokeri Light Rail begins at many locations in Helsinki. On the Pasila Bridge, preparations are being made for the opening of the public transport terminal and the renovation of Hämeentie continues.
Helsinki City Transport repairs and constructs new tram tracks during summer
During the upcoming summer and autumn, tram tracks will be renovated and constructed to meet the demands of the expanding tramline network. In connection to the track works, Helsinki City Transport will install new deep groove switches in the switch area, in order to reduce the track noise.
Helsinki City Transport repairs and constructs tramlines
The construction of the Jokeri Light Rail affects the traffic in the Capital Region
The construction of the Jokeri Light Rail begins at 13 locations in the beginning of June. The construction works have significant consequences for the traffic in the Capital Region. Close to the construction sites, there will be temporary traffic arrangements that change the routes of walking, cycling, motor traffic and public transport during the construction period. Closer information on the arrangements can be found on the Jokeri Light Rail website and on the signposts close to the construction sites.
The construction of the Jokeri Light Rail causes significant and extensive transfers of water services cables in more than 20 locations. Other replacement work on Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY) networks will be made simultaneously in the construction areas. During the construction period, many temporary arrangements will also be constructed to ensure the functionality of the water services.
During the construction of the Jokeri Light Rail, the network will be rearranged to ensure the functionality of the water services.
Special traffic arrangements due to Pasilansilta worksite
Tram routes 2 and 7 will not operate to Länsi-Pasila between 3 June and 11 August. They will run on special routes: Route 2 runs to Meilahti to the end loop of Kuusitie and route 7 ends in Itä-Pasila. Bus line 2X replaces the tram route from Kansaneläkelaitos stop to Pasila.
Changes to public transport in summer 2019 due to street and track works
There will be changes and diversions to HSL public transport services in summer and autumn 2019 due to street and track works. The works will affect in particular tram services. For example, tram routes 2, 7 and 9 will be diverted. In addition, the redevelopment of Hämeentie will continue throughout the summer.