APPROXIMATE CALENDAR FOR WORKS
From March 2022 to the middle of 2023
Via Laietana is to become an avenue where pedestrians and sustainable mobility take priority: a greener street, with more commerce and more space to stroll in.
Pavements are to be widened to 4 metres along the whole avenue. Two bus and taxi lanes will be kept in both directions and the avenue will become a cyclable street: a bike lane will be created in the upward direction, separated from the traffic lane, with a shared bus and bike lane in the downward direction.
Improvements will also be made to connections with the Gòtic and Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera neighbourhoods, with more pedestrian crossings. Four large public spaces will be developed along the street: one at the junction between Via Laietana and Carrer de Jonqueres (which will be traffic-calmed), one in Plaça d’Antoni Maura (joining up the Cathedral and the Mercat de Santa Caterina), one in Plaça de l’Àngel, and a new square, Plaça d’Idrissa Diallo.
The first stage of this work will be carried out at two squares: Plaça d’Urquinaona and Plaça d’Antoni Maura. The first step will be to improve service networks below ground. The avenue will then be revamped to make it safer, friendlier and healthier.
MAIN DISTRUPTIONS, AS OF JUNE
Renovation and improvement work on services will continue along Via Laietana.
Work area for the month of June: Via Laietana, along the section between Pl Urquinaona and Pl Antoni Maura, on the Llobregat-facing side, and C/ Jonqueres.
Pedestrians: a protected, sign-posted pedestrian pathway will be put up along Via Laietana’s Llobregat-facing pavement. The street’s Besòs-facing pavement will remain unaffected. The Llobregat-facing pavement along C/ Jonqueres will be narrowed, so pedestrians are advised to walk along the pavement on the other side.
Bus: the routes for lines 47, V15, V17, N8 and N28 heading towards the mountain will continue to be diverted through Av Marquès de l’Argentera, Pg Picasso, Pg Lluís Companys and Rda Sant Pere. These lines will cover their usual route on the seaward bound service. The neighbourhood 120 bus line will keep to its stops along Via Laietana.
Vehicles: the section between Pl Antoni Maura and Pl Urquinaona will be closed for vehicle traffic heading towards the mountain (1). Access from Pl Idrissa Diallo - Pl Correus will only be available to local residents, services and car park users. One lane for buses and another for private vehicles will remain in service for seaward bound traffic. The temporary change of traffic direction on Carrer d'Ortigosa will continue (2). The Palau de la Música can be accessed from Via Laietana and C/ Jonqueres and C/ Ramon Mas (3).
Urban Goods Distribution [DUM]: the existing loading and unloading areas will remain in service.
Car parks: car parks can be accessed as usual.
For alternative routes on foot, on public transport or by bike, see Com s’hi va.
Remember that the Mercat de Santa Caterina and shops and business in this area remain open and that car parks and reserved entrances in Via Laietana can be reached.