Tartu plans a riverside promenade in the city centre
Tartu City Government Press Release
1 September / Tartu is planning an attractive promenade area on the banks of the Emajõgi River between the Kaarsild Bridge and Atlantis building, which is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
The City Government has sent a draft bill to the Council asking for permission to organise a public procurement procedure for the reconstruction of the embankment along the Emajõgi River.
‘The planned recreation and promenade area along the banks of the Emajõgi River will make the city centre of Tartu more open and attractive and will bring more people to the banks of the Emajõgi River,’ said Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas. ‘The Delta terraces, riverside cafés, and the city swimming pool completed this summer, are all proof that people love spending time by the river.’ If everything goes according to plan, Tartu will see the addition of a cosy and modern urban space when it serves as the European Capital of Culture, the Mayor added.
The design of the embankment is based on the draft play by TajuRuum OÜ, which envisages the construction of a cycle and pedestrian track and a promenade on the Atlantis frontage, permitting movement in parallel to the river on two levels. During construction, a new footpath and cycle and pedestrian track will be built on the shoreline, along with a connection from the shoreline path to the Kaarsild Bridge, which will allow pedestrians to move smoothly along the left bank of the Emajõgi River. Viewing terraces will be built along the riverbank, which will slope down towards the river as steps doubling as seating. The volume of work also includes the construction of additional utilities and new lighting.
The project for the reconstruction of the embankment on the left bank of the Emajõgi River has been prepared by OÜ Tinter-Projekt.
In addition to the construction of a riverside promenade, there are also plans to replace the embankment between the Atlantis building and Rahu Bridge. The existing perimeter is largely amortised and fails to meet modern safety requirements. Also planned is reconstruction of the surface of the concrete pavement located along the perimeter.
If approved by the council, a tender will be announced for the construction of the riverside promenade this November, with an expected completion date for construction works of 30 November 2023.
Last changed 06.02.2023