As part of the expansion of the Origo shopping center and the construction of the Origo One business center, reconstruction of the Elizabetes and Satekles street crossing in December will be performed by Linstow Centre Management (LCM).
LCM project director Andris Kublacovs says the crossing between Elizabetes and Satekles streets is one of the most active crossing points in Riga. However, it is not convenient and is even dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists. Kublacovs adds this project has been recommended as a necessary part of the major Rail Baltica project.
LCM plans to finance reconstruction of the crossing using its own finances. The company’s representative Ilze Aizsila says more detailed project costs will be known once the crossing has been restored. Currently, however, costs are estimated around EUR 600,000.
The reconstruction of the crossing point will involve several improvements, including traffic lights, pedestrian crossing points, and the bicycle path on Elizabetes Street being extended over Satekles Street, thus making it possible to cross the street safely and access the train station square and the Origo One business center. One part of the centre will be a large area in which bicycles can be locked up. Underground engineering elements and the electricity lines that are used by trolleybuses will also be replaced.
LCM is working on a new building along with the expansion of the Origo Shopping Center. The new building will be erected at Satekles Street 2B, which is alongside the center. A-class offices will be both functional and enabling transformation. (BNN/Business World Magazine)