The redevelopment work continues, between Plaça d'Antoni Maura and Plaça d'Idrissa Diallo, to make it more pleasant and practical for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport, providing a boost for local commerce. The pavements will be widened to 4 metres, boosting connectivity between neighbourhoods and offering more possibilities for people to take a stroll here.
Approximate calendar for works
March 2022: Phase 1 of the work begins, between Plaça d'Urquinaona and Plaça d'Antoni Maura.
September 2023: the end of Phase 1 and the start of Phase 2, between Plaça d'Antoni Maura and d'Idrissa Diallo.
Summer 2025: conclusion of the work
What are we doing?
Via Laietana is being transformed into an avenue that prioritises pedestrians and sustainable mobility: a greener street, with more space for walking and enjoying local commerce.
The first phase of the work, between Plaça d'Urquinaona and Plaça d'Antoni Maura, is reaching its conclusion. And the Phase 2 improvements are scheduled to begin in September 2023, between Plaça d'Antoni Maura and Plaça d'Idrissa Diallo.
The pavements will be widened, so that they are all over 4 metres wide. There will be two bus-taxi lanes, one in each direction, along with bicycle lanes: this means a bicycle lane separated from traffic on the mountainward side, and a shared bicycle-bus lane on the seaward side.
The new Via Laietana will improve connectivity between the Gòtic and Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera neighbourhoods, with more crossings for pedestrians. It will also introduce four large relaxation areas along the street: the area around the junction with the new Carrer de Jonqueres, a large square at Antoni Maura, connecting the Cathedral with Mercat de Santa Caterina, Plaça de l'Àngel and Plaça d'Idrissa Diallo.
Between Pl. Antoni Maura and Pl. Idrissa Diallo
New stage of work in Via Laietana
The redevelopment of Via Laietana in the section between Pl. Antoni Maura and Pl. Idrissa Diallo begins on Saturday, 2 September. This means that Via Laietana will be closed to mountainward traffic from Pl. Idrissa Diallo for a period of 21 months.
CAR PARKS, RESERVED ENTRANCES AND MERCAT DE SANTA CATERINA:
Vehicles wishing to access car parks, reserved entrances, Mercat de Santa Caterina and services must always do so from Pl. Urquinaona, in the seaward direction.
As from Monday, 4 September, buses will circulate as to date: mountainwards, along the alternative route, and seawards, along Via Laietana. As from Saturday, 2 September, the 120 neighbourhood bus changes its mountainward route to exclude the stops in Via Laietana. The alternative route in this direction will be via Av. Marquès l’Argentera, Pg. Picasso, Pg. Pujades and Pg. Lluís Companys, where buses will turn to regain their usual route along C/ Comerç.
Full information at bus-stops and on the TMB website.
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