We will continue to build water supply on Ruusulankatu in September. The construction site will expand from the Runeberginkatu junction onwards along Ruusulankatu on 20 September in the beginning of the week.
The construction site will have a significant impact around Ruusulankatu. Changes are taking place in traffic arrangements, areas enclosed by fences are gradually expanding and work is causing noise.
The site and trench will initially be located at the driving lane and parking lots on the western edge of Ruusulankatu, extending approximately 50 meters from the Runeberginkatu’s intersection. Parking spaces will be removed from front of the houses Ruusulankatu 1-4. Stopping the vehicle for deliveries is possible in front of Ruusulankatu 1 and 3.
Impact on traffic
Driving a vehicle from Ruusulankatu to Runeberginkatu remains prohibited. Instead, turning from Runeberginkatu to Ruusulankatu is allowed. Only trams are allowed to run from the junction in both directions.
The pedestrian walk will remain in its current position along the narrowed sidewalk. At Ruusulankatu 2–4, the sidewalk runs near the walls of the properties, narrowed to a width of about 1.5 m. At Ruusulankatu 1–3, pedestrian walks will remain normal for the time being.
Access to stairs, gate corridors and basement premises will be maintained during the work. There will be occasional short breaks in the passages, which will be agreed on a case-by-case basis with the operators of the respective property.
The construction will continue to expand during the winter
During the winter, the construction site will continue to expand further along Ruusulankakatu towards Sibeliuksenkatu, extending at its longest to the intersection of Ruusulankatu and Sibeliuksenkatu.
During the autumn and winter, water supply and protective pipes for electric and telecommunications cables will be built on Ruusulankatu.
Work at the site is generally from 07:00 to 19:00 from Monday to Friday. Work can be done on weekdays between 07:00 and 22:00 and on weekends from 08:00 to 18:00 if necessary. More quiet work phases can be carried out without notice even at night. We will inform separately on noisy work at night. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the work.
Excavations starts on Runeberginkatu near Ruusulankatu junction
Noisy work in the area increases as we start excavating rock for the water supply channel. Excavation starts at Runeberginkatu 56 and proceeds towards Töölöntori, all the way to the junction of Topeliuksenkatu. Excavation-related drilling and blasting will start at week 38 and will be carried out mainly during the day between 07:00 and 19:00. Blasts are indicated by an audible signal and monitored by vibration meters. The excavation work will continue until next year.