Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:58

Itäväylä and Hermannin rantatie to return to their former routes at Kalasatama

Itäväylä and Hermannin rantatie to return to their former routes at Kalasatama

The Itäväylä highway, which has been temporarily rerouted due to construction work on the Kalasatama Centre, namely REDI, will be restored in stages to its former route from 9 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 August 2017. Hermannin rantatie will also be opened to traffic from 1 September 2017.

Vehicle traffic will return to the straightened Itäväylä in the following stages:

  1. From 9 p.m. on 9 August 2017, vehicle traffic travelling from the east towards the city centre will return to the straightened Itäväylä. Vehicle traffic travelling from the east towards Pasila will continue, at this stage, to follow the detour on the south side of the REDI construction site. Vehicle traffic travelling from the city centre and Pasila towards the east will also continue to follow the detour.
  2. From 9 p.m. on 16 August 2017, vehicle traffic travelling from the east towards Pasila will be transferred to the straightened Itäväylä. Vehicle traffic travelling from the city centre and Pasila towards the east will continue, at this stage, to follow the detour on the south side of the REDI construction site.
  3. From 9 p.m. on 1 September 2017, vehicle traffic travelling from the city centre and Pasila towards the east will return to the straightened Itäväylä, and Hermannin rantatie will be opened to traffic.

The cycling and pedestrian routes running from the Kulosaari bridge to southern and northern parts of Kalasatama will remain as now until spring 2018. Changes may be made to cycling and pedestrian routes due to intense construction activity at Kalasatama.

The Itäväylä highway will run in a covered space at the REDI construction site in Kalasatama. During the autumn, traffic may be stopped at the site now and then to due construction work, but the interruptions will be short.

Maps showing the traffic arrangements can be found on the SRV website.

Redi, implemented by SRV at Kalasatama, Helsinki, will comprise the inner city’s largest shopping and experience centre as well as eight tower buildings. Below the centre will be a 2,000-space parking facility, usable by both the towers’ residents and the shopping centre’s customers. Construction work at Redi was launched in spring 2015 and is expected to continue until 2023. The shopping centre will open as a complete unit in autumn 2018. www.redi.fi

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:45

Helsinki as Testbed for Pioneering Urban Air Quality System

The first-ever citywide system provides crucial understanding to help solve urban air quality problems

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 09:47

Public transport terminal to go under construction in Pasila

Preparatory construction work for the new Pasila public transport terminal will get underway on the Pasila bridge in December 2017. The work comprises the broadening of the Pasila bridge and a renovation of the bridge’s eastern end. The new terminal will be located in front of the Pasila rail station entrance. The work will cause only minor disruptions to traffic at first, but disruptions will increase in the summer and autumn of 2018. The project will be completed in 2019.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:27

Helsinki Metro Expands with Landmark Stations

The subway system now serves the Helsinki metropolitan area with eight new stations
 
Helsinki, Finland – A long-awaited extension of the Helsinki metropolitan subway system, the Metro, opened to passenger service on December 18, 2017. The extension comprises eight stations, each distinguished by original design by Finnish architects.
 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:58

Online survey launched: What would the National Urban Park of Helsinki be like?

The City of Helsinki is collecting data on the areas and places that residents would like to see included in the potential National Urban Park of Helsinki. The online survey is open to all and will remain available until 17 December 2017.

The survey can be found at https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/3173.