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Ilmala tram line construction works begin

Published : 28 Jul 2020, 01:13

  DF Report

Press Release Photo City of Helsinki.

Tram route 9 will continue to Ilmalantori square, which will be completed near Ilmala station in two years’ time, said a press release issued by the City of Helsinki.

The construction of the Ilmala tram line started with preparatory work.

Street construction will affect traffic to Pasilankatu, on Radiokatu and in Ilmala for two years. The Ilmala tram line construction site is a low-emission worksite that utilises renewable diesel and electricity to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The Ilmala tram worksite will impact access on Radiokatu and Pasilankatu for a couple of years.

Tree cutting in the steep hill on the site of the future Ilmalantori square near Ilmala station will start in the same week. Trees will also need to be cut down later along Pasilankatu between Kyllikinportti and Radiokatu and along Radiokatu. Trees and other greenery will be replaced after the street construction is finished.

The construction work will cause plenty of exceptional arrangements for all modes of transport.

Work is primarily carried out on weekdays between 7 am and 6 pm. In exceptional situations work may also be performed in the evenings and at weekends. The construction project will last for about two years, until summer 2022.