Traffic restrictions during Riga City Festival, traffic will be closed at 11. novembra krastmala

17.08.2017

These streets will be closed to traffic (except for vehicles with special permits):

  • from August 17, 22.00 until August 21, 7.00 11. novembra krastmala, the section between Akmens Bridge and Muitas Street (including trishaw, electromobile and horse cart traffic);
  • from August 17, 22.00 until August 21, 7.00 the street parallel to 11.novembra krastmala, the section between Jauniela and Poļu gāte, and Bīskapa gāte (including trishaw, electromobile and horse cart traffic); 
  • on August 19, from 7.00 to 20.00 Eksporta Street, the section between Elizabetes Street and Muitas Street (except for vehicles with permits issued by the organizers of the event and vehicles going to and from the Riga Passenger Port); 
  • from August 18, 21.00 until August 20, 9.00 AB dambis;
  • from August 19, 5.00 until August 20, 20.00 Reformation Square by St. Peter’s Church, starting from Kungu Street (except for vehicles with permits issued by organizers and people residing at 2 Kaļķu Street, 11 Grēcinieku Street and 7 Skārņu Street);
  • on August 19, from 21.00 to 24.00 the turnaround on 11. novembra krastmala in the direction of Kaļķu Street.

 

Stopping and parking of vehicles will be prohibited (except for vehicles with special permits):

  • from August 17, 20.00 until August 21, 7.00 on 11. novembra krastmala the section between Akmens Bridge and Muitas Street, on the street parallel to 11. novembra krastmala, the section between Jauniela and Poļu gāte, and on Bīskapa gāte; 
  • from August 18, 20.00 until August 20, 20.00 on Kaļķu Street, the section between 11. novembra krastmala and Rātslaukums (RTU parking lot) (except for vehicles with permits issued by the organizers and Riga City Council’s parking lot permits);
  • on August 19, from 8.00 to 22.00 on Maskavas Street, the section between Spīķeru Street and Turgeņeva Street (the right side of the road);
  • from August 16, 7.00 until August 21, 22.00 on the square by Riga Congress Hall; 
  • from Agust 18, 21.00 until August 19, 2.00 and from August 19, 21.00 until August 20, 2.00 on Ojāra Vācieša street, the section (on both sides) between Friča Brīvzemnieka Street and Hermaņa Street;
  • on August 19, from 11.00 to 18.00 and on August 20, from 11.00 to 18.00 on the road to Spilve Airport;
  • from August 18, 9.00 until August 20, 17.00 on Balasta dambis, the section between Āzenes Street and Ogļu Street. 

If necessary, the parked vehicles will be transported to the closest spot where parking is permitted. 

Keep in mind that from August 15, 10.00 until August 20, 9.00 water traffic will be restricted for all types of watercrafts in the Daugava Aquatorium between Vanšu Bridge and Akmens bridge.  

On August 18, from 10.00 to 20.00 and on August 19, from 11.00 to 17.00 and on August 20, from 10.00 to 17.00 water traffic will be restricted for all types of watercrafts in the Daugava Aquatorium between Vanšu Bridge and Akmens bridge (except for watercrafts that have quays between Vanšu Bridge and Akmens bridge, watercrafts with permits issued by organizers, considering the plan for the location of the competition).

  • On August 19, from 11.00 to 17.00 and on August 20, from 10.00 to 17.00 the quay No.1 (by Lielais Kristaps) will be closed.
  • On August 19, from 12.00 to 18.00 the presence of all types of watercrafts and water traffic for all types of watercrafts will be prohibited in the City Canal, the section between Bastejkalns and Latvian National Opera House. 
  • On August 20, from 11.00 to 18.00 the presence of all types of watercrafts and water traffic for all types of watercrafts will be prohibited in the City Canal, the section between Bastejkalns and Krišjāņa Barona Street.
  • On August 19, 21.00 until August 20, 1.00 water traffic will be closed for all types of watercrafts in the Daugava Aquatorium between Akmens Bridge and Vanšu Bridge, watercrafts with quays in the section between Akmens Bridge and Vanšu Bridge have to be immobile in their quays.

From August 17, 22.00 until August 21, 7.00 two-way traffic will be organised on Pils Street, the section between Poļu gāte and Dome Square, and on Dome Square, the section between Pils Street and Jēkaba Street

On August 19, from 23.00 to 23.15 traffic could be restricted or prohibited, if necessary (except for public transport traffic):

  • on 13.janvāra Street, the section between Raiņa bulvāris and 11.novembra krastmala;
  • on 11.novembra krastmala, the section between 13.janvāra Street and Akmens Bridge;
  • on Uzvaras bulvāris, the section between Valguma Street and Akmens Bridge;
  • on Akmens Bridge.

Pedestrian traffic will be closed from August 18, 21.00 until August 20, 9.00 on AB dambis.  

During the Riga City festival from August 18 until August 20 trishaw, beer bicycle and horse cart traffic will be prohibited in Old Riga and on 11.novembra krastmala. 

The Riga City Council encourages residents to plan their transportation routes for the weekend beforehand and to be understanding about the traffic restrictions.

For more information, please contact the Traffic Control Centre by phone: 8000 3600 (free of charge)