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Major traffic restrictions to be imposed in Riga this week

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDuring festivities at the end of the week in Riga, there will be major traffic restrictions in the city centre, including a full traffic lockdown on 11 November Waterfront.

Traffic will be locked down (except for vehicles with special permits):

-along the river from the Stone Bridge all the way to Muitas street from 22:00 on 13 August to 07:00 on 17 August;

-from 11 November Waterfront all the way to Polu Gate from 22:00 on 13 August to 07:00 on 17 August;

-along Eksporta Street (Elizabetes street – Muitas street) on 15 August (08:00 – 20:00). One exception will be vehicles with permits and vehicles headed to and from Riga passenger port;

-at Dome Square from 06:00 on 15 August to 06:00 on 16 August;

-near St Peter’s Church from Kungu street’s side from 05:00 on 15 August to 20:00 on 16 August;

-along Kalku street from 11 November Waterfront to Town Hall Square from 20:00 on 14 August to 20:00 on 16 August;

-at Eksporta street’s local hub near Muitas street from 13:00 on 14 August to 01:00 on 16 August;

-on Maza Kalna street (Maskavas street to Jersikas street) on 15 August.

On 15 August it is also possible there will be additional traffic restrictions on the following routes:

-13 January street (Raina Boulevard – 11 November Waterfront);

-11 November Waterfront (13 January street – Stone Bridge);

-Victory Boulevard (Valguma street – Stone Bridge);

-the Stone Bridge.

Pedestrian traffic will be restricted on the AB Dam from 21:00 on 14 August to 09:00 on 16 August, as reported by Riga City Council.

During festivities, traffic will be organized on Pils street (Miesnieku street – Dome Square).

Vehicles will not be allowed to stop and park (except for vehicles with special permits):

-along 11 November Waterfront from the Stone Bridge to Muitas street and from Jauniela to Polu Gate and Biskapa Gate on 13 August – 17 August;

-at the square near Riga Hall of Congress on 14 – 16 August;

-on Maskava street (Spikeri street – Turgeneva street) from 06:00 on 15 August to 00:00 on 16 August;

-on Eksporta street’s local traffic hub near Muitas street from 08:00 on 13 August to 00:00 on 16 August.

All river traffic will be closed off for Daugava River between Cable-stayed Bridge and the Stone Bridge at 10:00-18:00 on 14 August; 11:00-17:00 on 15 August and 10:00-17:00 16 August.

Use of sound-amplifying devices will be strictly prohibited on the street parallel to 11 November Waterfront, Dome Square, Herdera Square, Livu Square, Kalku street, Vermont Garden, the square around St Peter’s Church and other locations where festivities will take place on 14 – 16 August.

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