Kaunas residents encounter traffic jams due to construction work at Parodos Hill; the municipality suggests that companies change work hours, delfi.lt wrote on 7 September.
“Kauno diena” quotes Paulius Keras, the Head of the Department of Transportation and Traffic Organization of Kaunas City Municipality, who believes that things will return to normal once Parodos street re-opens to traffic.
“It is impossible to avoid inconvenience when such an important street is closed”, he said. Road builders promised that buses and minibuses would be able to use the reconstructed street beginning September 1st, but have since delayed the date to September 17th.
“Until then, we suggest that companies started work half an hour earlier or half an hour later, as the peak of the traffic flow is between 7:40 a.m. and 8:10 a.m.”, stated Keras.
Kaunas University of Technology agreed with the suggestion; students, lecturers and administrative staff begin work at 8:30 a.m.
Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium rejected the suggestion and start classes at 8 a.m. when traffic flow near the school peaks. In addition, according to the newspaper, the traffic is hindered by parents who stop to drop-off their children on the busy street.
Translated by Ingrida Sinkevičiūtė
Edited by Jessica Edwards