Pedestrian traffic restricted at foot of Gediminas Hill in central Vilnius
After a call from the Lithuanian National Museum to take additional security measures at the foot of the Gediminas Hill, the Vilnius municipality on Saturday imposed restrictions on pedestrian and bicycle traffic at the southeastern slope of the hill.
Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be banned on Skirpos Avenue along the River Vilnia.
Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to choose Sventaragio and Vrublevskio streets.
Concerns over Gediminas Hill, which is a symbol of Lithuania, heightened after the large landslides on the northwestern slope last year and this year.
The Vilnius municipality had even declared an emergency situation over the condition of the hill in central part of the Lithuanian capital.
Archaeological tests on the Gediminas Hill this year revealed remains, which have almost been confirmed to have belonged to the most prominent leaders of the 1863 uprising against the tsarist Russia, Zigmantas Sierakauskas and Konstantinas Kalinauskas.