Hverfisgata Renovation Nearly Complete - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Hverfisgata Renovation Nearly Complete

Published December 22, 2013

After five months of work, Hverfisgata is mostly open to traffic again, only weeks behind schedule.
Vísir reports that traffic has been opened on Hverfisgata again for car and foot traffic, albeit not entirely and at different locations.
All intersections are open again, however, the flow of traffic may only travel one way – from east to west – between Frakkastígur and Klappastígur, and no car traffic is permitted at all between Vitastígur and Frakkastígur. Sidewalks are ready for use as well, between Vitastígur and Vatnsstígur.
The city expects to finish work on the intersection of Frakkastígur and Hverfisgata at the end of January.
Renovations of Hverfisgata began last July, with completion estimated at the end of November. When the project is finished, Hverfisgata should have not only new sidewalks but also bicycle lanes – an uncommon sight in downtown Reykjavík’s streets.


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