Nine major construction projects will be implemented in Brussels this summer, the Minister of Mobility, Pascal Smet, announced on Friday in a press release. The works are being closely coordinated to limit their impact on traffic, the minister added. The Regional Commission for the Coordination of Construction Sites first examined 1,080 applications for works. Authorizations were granted after discussions between the police precincts concerned, applicants, Brussels-Mobility and STIB, the Brussels public transport company. “I instructed the STIB and Brussels-Mobility to study ways to reduce the duration of the construction works,” Smet said. “The work has to be done, but it is our responsibility to limit its impact.”
Work on three of the projects will take place in tunnels in the Belgian capital. Waterproofing will be carried out in the Rogier tunnel, while similar work is to be pursued in the Stéphanie and Montmorency tunnels, according to the plans for this summer.
Demolition work on the ramps of the Reyers flyover will continue until late July, while the renovation of Flyover 33 in Anderlecht will continue throughout the summer, as occurred last year.
The STIB will also replace aging tramlines in the Brussels municipalities of Uccle (Rue de Stalles) Saint-Gilles (Janson Square) and Schaerbeek (Rue Van Oost). (Belga)