Significant Works Set to Begin in City of Rijeka Next Week

Lauren Simmonds

As Morski writes on the 23rd of June, 2019, over the next twelve months, there will be temporary traffic regulations placed in Rijeka to allow for some significant works to take place. Works on the reconstruction of Krešimirova street (ulica), which include the construction of a new wastewater, water supply, and other types of necessary infrastructure, will begin on Monday, June the 24th, 2019.

The route of the course of these works is 930 metres long, it includes two south traffic lanes and stretches from the intersection with Blaž Polić street to the intersection with Milutin Barać street. At that section of the road, traffic will be two-way on two north-traffic lanes.

As Rijeka’s city traffic centre has stated, for the purpose of maintaining the minimum traffic flow, the new traffic regulation is forbidden for all vehicles turning left from Krešimirova at the intersection to the Public Health Institute as well as for those turning left from Krešimirova to Manzonija street. It is also forbidden to turn left from Nikola Tesla street into Krešimirova in the direction of Žabica for all vehicles except for public transport vehicles and emergency vehicles.

On the route of the works on Krešimirova street, all bus stations except those next to Index restaurant (in both directions) are being removed, and they’ll be moved slightly further away towards Žabica square (trg) and the bus station at the intersection of Krešimirova – Milutin Barača – Zvonimir (in the direction of Rijeka city centre) will be moved to Zvonimirova, just before the intersection. Bus stations in Manzonija street and Nikola Tesla street will remain in function as normal.

All of Rijeka’s city bus lines will remain unchanged and will function according to the new route, except for line number three, which changes the direction of traffic on its return journey to the centre of the city, and instead of Zvonimirova and Krešimirova, it will operate as follows: Zvonimirova-Rikard Benčić-Franjo Čandeka-Vukovarska-Viktora Cara Emina-Fiorello la Guardia-Pomerio-Žrtava fašizma-Delta.

It is unfortunately expected that the congestion of Krešimirova will cause constant traffic jams and traffic issues, which will be particularly pronounced during peak hours, such as rush hour, therefore all of Rijeka’s road users are advised to use public city transport more often, or to better educate themselves on the locations of bypasses, which will be marked by appropriate traffic signaling. It is also advisable for drivers heading between the eastern and western parts of the city to use the Rijeka bypass.

The City of Rijeka has asked all road users for understanding, and have continued to emphasise the fact that they must use the aforementioned bypass order to avoid too much crowding and congestion on Rijeka’s roads.

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