Traffic restrictions

During Riga City Festival from August 16th to August 19th there will be significant traffic restrictions on several city streets, 11. novembra krastmala will be closed.

From August 14th, 22:00 until August 19th, 12:00 traffic will be prohibited on 11.novembra krastmala, the section between Akmens Bridge and Muitas Street, as well as on the street parallel to 11. novembra krastmala, the section between Jauniela and Poļu gāte, and on Bīskapa gate (including trishaw, electromobile and horse cart traffic).

From August 16th, 9:00 until August 19th, 20:00 traffic will also be prohibited on AB Dambis.

From August 14th, 22:00 until August 19th, 12:00 two-way traffic will be organized on Pils Street, the section between Poļu gāte and Dome Square, and on Dome Square, the section between Pils Street and Jēkaba Street.

Moreover, from August 14th, 20:00 until August 19th, 12:00 stopping and parking of vehicles will be prohibited 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.

However, from August 16th, 17:00 until August 18th, 21:00 the stopping and parking of vehicles will be prohibited on Kaļķu Street, the section between 11.novembra krastmala and Rātslaukums, RTU parking lot.

The stopping and parking of vehicles will be prohibited:

  • on the right side of the street at the section between 8 Maskavas Street and 12 Maskavas Street on August 17th, from 8:00 to 23:00;
  • at the square by Riga Congress Hall from August 14th, 7:00 until August 19th, 12:00;
  • on the right side of Kronvalda Boulevard at the section between Citadeles Street and Muitas Street on August 17th, from 12:00 to 23:30;
  • in Dome Square on August 16th, from 20:00 to 24:00;
  • at Lucavsala public parking lot in from August 17th, 7:00 until August 18th, 22:00.

In addition, from August 14th, 10:00 until August 19th, 20:00 water traffic will be restricted for all types of watercrafts in the Daugava Aquatorium between Vanšu Bridge and Akmens Bridge. But on August 16th from 18:30 to 20:30 and on August 17th from 11:00 to 18:00 the presence of all types of watercrafts and water traffic of all types of watercrafts will be prohibited in the City Canal, the section between the Freeport of Riga Authority building and Latvian National Theatre.

Also taking into account the fact that on August 18th, from 13:00 to 19:00 the presence of all types of watercrafts and water traffic of all types of watercrafts will be prohibited in the City Canal at the section between Bastejkalns and Latvian National Opera House and that from August 17th, 21:00 until August 18th, 1:00 water traffic of all types of watercrafts will be prohibited in the Daugava Aquatorium between Akmens Bridge and Vanšu Bridge, watercrafts with quays at the section between Akmens Bridge and Vanšu Bridge will have to remain immobile in their quays.

On August 16th, August 17th and August 18th at 20:00 water traffic of all types of watercrafts in the Daugava Aquatorium between Vanšu Bridge and Andrejosta will be restricted during competition. Moreover, on August 17th, from 11:00 to 14:00 and on August 18th, from 10:30 to 17:00 water traffic of all types of watercrafts will be prohibited at the event location in Mazā Daugava Aquatorium.

On August 17th from 23:00 to 23:15 vehicle 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 Boulevard, the section between Valguma Street and Akmens Bridge;
  • on Akmens Bridge.

Pedestrian traffic will be closed from August 16th, 9.00 until August 19th, 20.00 on AB dambis.

On August 17th, from 23:00 to 23:15 vehicle traffic will be organized on Pils Street, the section between Miesnieku Street and Dome Square.

Please note that during the Riga City Festival from August 16th to August 18th trishaw, beer bicycle and horse cart traffic will be prohibited in the territory of Old Riga and on 11.novembra krastmala.

In case of uncertainty, residents are encouraged to call Traffic Department using the free informative phone number 80003600, as well as to keep track of changes in public transport traffic.