Merituulentie, in the centre of Tapiola, will be closed to private traffic from 16 July. Traffic will be rerouted via Westendinkatu and Itätuulentie, which will be open to through-traffic only. There will be no change to pedestrian and cycle routes. There will still be a bus service along Merituulentie and at the bus terminal, until the end of 2012.
Merituulentie is being closed because of work on the Tapiola metro work site, part of the westward extension of the Helsinki metro system. The refurbishment of the Sokos building and the construction of a car park in Tapionaukio Square are also under way in the area. The road will remain closed at least until 2015, when all the construction work is completed.
Länsimetro, feedback telephone number 050 377 3700, Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Espoo Technical Services Department´s customer services, tel. (09) 8162 5000