Another weekend with difficulties in the city center. Trains of the first metro line will run on the shortened route Młociny – Świętokrzyska. The difficulties will start on Friday evening. Substitute buses and trams will run on the section excluded from traffic. But road workers will close Marszałkowska Street in the area of the Dmowskiego roundabout, so detours await passengers of ground communication.
This weekend, the reconstruction of the traffic control system will be continued on the first metro line. This time, the trains will run on a longer route than last week: between the Świętokrzyska and Młociny stations. They will enter the tracks with a frequency of approximately every five minutes. Let us remind you that during the previous approach, the Świętokrzyska and Ratusz Arsenał stations were inaccessible.
The difficulties will begin on Friday, November 19, when the last trains for Kabaty will depart from Centrum station at around 6 p.m. At this time, the trams of the supplementary line will run on the tracks 75. They will run until around 2.30 from Narutowicza Square to the Marymont-Potok stop. At the same time, the frequency of running of line trains will be increased 17 and 18and a tram line 31 will be suspended.
Passengers will be able to use the alternative bus line ZM1. They will run along the closed section of the underground to the north. Then road works will begin at the Dmowskiego roundabout and buses will take a detour in the center, bypassing the Centrum and Politechnika metro stations. Line ZM1 will run on the Metro Kabaty – Metro Ratusz-Arsenał 02 route.
Substitute communication on Saturday and Sunday
On Saturday and Sunday, November 20-21, trams of two supplementary lines will go on the routes – 71 and 75. Line 71 will run between the Metro Wilanowska and Metro Marymont stations. However, 75 from Narutowicza Square to the Marymont-Potok stop.
On these days, lines run 14 will be suspended and lineups 17 they will go more often.
There will also be alternative buses on the streets ZM1. They will run on the Metro Kabaty – Metro Ratusz-Arsenał route. Buses will not stop at the Centrum and Politechnika metro stations.
From Saturday to Sunday there are tram lines 75 and buses ZM1 will run until around 2.30 a.m. 71 until about midnight.
On Saturday, the following bus routes will also change: 710, 724 and 742 – they will reach the Metro Wilanowska terminus, which will enable a change to the substitute line trams 71 and 4, 10 and 35.
Details on replacement bus and tram routes are available on the website of Warsaw Public Transport.
They will close Marszałkowska Street at the Dmowski roundabout
On Friday evening, road milling and laying of new pavement around the Dmowskiego roundabout will begin. Approximately 150-meter sections of Marszałkowska on both sides of the intersection will be closed to traffic. Trams will run normally. Part of the street will be inaccessible from Friday 22.00 to Monday (November 22) until 5.00. During this time, drivers will be able to cross the roundabout along Aleje Jerozolimskie, but it will not be possible to turn left and right into Marszałkowska.
Drivers will encounter the first changes in traffic on Plac Konstytucji. There will be only one lane left on the Marszałkowska road to go straight towards the Dmowskiego roundabout. There will also be an additional left turn lane into Koszykowa, and from the extreme right lane it will only be possible to turn right into Piękna street.
On the southern side of the Marszałkowska roundabout, it will be completely excluded from traffic at the junction with Żurawia. At this point, both left lanes will be fenced off, the middle lane will allow the possibility of turning back, and from the right lane you will be able to turn right into the Crane. However, on the other side of Marszałkowska it will not be possible to turn left from Żurawia (coming from Poznańska) towards the Dmowskiego roundabout.
In the north, however, Marszałkowska Street will be closed at the height of Świętokrzyska. Driving from Plac Bankowy, we will have to turn right into Świętokrzyska. Access to Złota and the car park at the Palace of Culture and Science will be maintained. Drivers have to prepare for the fact that already at the height of Rysia, all traffic will be directed to the extreme right lane of Marszałkowska. The middle lane will be fenced off, and the left lane will be available only to buses turning left into Świętokrzyska.
Detour of the closed section of Marszałkowska
Road workers offer drivers a detour along the following streets: Koszykowa, Chałubińskiego, Aleja Jana Pawła II and Świętokrzyska. During the works, the possibility of turning left from Chałubiński into Koszykowa will be allowed. To al. Jana Pawła II, it will also be possible to reach ul. Królewska.
To get to Plac Konstytucji, you can choose the route through Aleje Jerozolimskie, Nowy Świat, Plac Trzech Krzyży, Aleje Ujazdowskie and Piękna. However, for people going to Aleje Jerozolimskie, road builders recommend the route through Aleja Szucha, Aleje Ujazdowskie and Nowy Świat. You can also get to the center by taking the Łazienkowska Route to Niepodległości Avenue.
The view will be accessible from the side of Krucza. Drivers leaving Krucza in Aleje Jerozolimskie will only be able to turn right.
The detours will also apply to public transport buses. On Friday, day lines will follow the basic routes until the end of the service. Changes should be expected on night lines and from the beginning of daytime lines on Saturday.
The routes will be changed by the following buses: 109, 127, 131, 171, 517, 519, 520, 522, 525 and night lines N25, N31, N32, N35, N37, N38, N42, N81, N85, N88. The routes are available on the WTP website.
Main photo source: Artur Węgrzynowicz / tvnwarszawa.pl