Traffic will be restricted in Tbilisi for Independence Day festivities

Vehicle traffic in Tbilisi will be restricted due to ongoing preparations to mark Georgia’s Independence Day next week, the Interior Ministry has revealed.

From midnight on Monday, access to traffic will be prohibited on Liberty Square and adjacent Rustaveli Avenue, First Republic Square, located at the other end of the avenue, will be closed on Wednesday, a day before the Independence Day festivities in May. 26.

Vehicles heading to Merab Kostava and Sanapiro streets will be diverted to Baratashvili and Tabukashvili streets, while drivers heading to Gorgasali street from Mtatsminda will be directed to Asatiani street. Movement from Kote Apkhazi Street to Baratashvili Street will be redirected to Vertskhli Street.

Traffic will also be restricted on the slip road leading to Baratashvili Street from the right bank of the Mtkvari River. Drivers will instead be redirected to Gorgasali Street.

Vehicles coming from Baratashvili Descent will only access the ramp section leading to the House of Justice.

Drivers heading towards Mtatsminda will be diverted to Melikishvili Street via Simon Janashia, Ivane Tarkhnishvili and Tamar Chovelidze Streets, and to Chonkadze Street.

Traffic from Chavchavadze Avenue will pass through Melikishvili and Kostava streets, and further to the river bank.

Police patrol officers will regulate the flow of traffic and give instructions on alternative routes, the ministry said, adding that regular traffic access would resume from Friday.

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