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Considerable Disruptions to Reykjavík Traffic Next Week

By Erik Pomrenke

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Photo: Golli (eastward bound traffic from Reykjavík).
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Next week, construction is planned to begin on a pedestrian crossing where Reykjastræti intersects with Geirsgata. The construction is scheduled to start on July 15 and will be completed before the Merchants’ Day Weekend, which is in the first week of August.

New crosswalk, heated sidewalks

The construction will involve removing the current asphalt, installing curbs on either side to raise the pedestrian surface 6 cm above the current road level, installing a heated sidewalk for snow removal, adding a zebra strip crosswalk, and repaving.

The contractor for the project is Lóðaþjónustan.

Significant impact on traffic

The work is expected to have a significant impact on traffic in downtown Reykjavík. Two lanes on Geirsgata will be closed eastbound, but traffic will continue westbound. Traffic will be shifted westward between lanes, and all eastbound traffic on Geirsgata will be redirected to Hringbraut.

Access to the underground parking at Hafnartorg will be from the north on Geirsgata, and it will be necessary to cross the street in order to walk towards Grandi. The parking garage will remain open at all times.

Read more at the City of Reykjavík website (in Icelandic).

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