City transport buses and some vehicles will be able to drive through Place Fernand Cocq, in the Ixelles municipality of Brussels, as of Friday, when a ceremony to mark the near-end of renovations is set to take place.
While renovations in the square are not completely finished, a ceremony to inaugurate the newly renovated square is organised by municipal authorities on Friday around 17:00, which will include live music and a “banquet.”
Residents of the area are welcome to take part in the festivities organised by the square’s merchants alongside Brussels Mobility Minister Pascal Smet and Ixelles Mayor Christos Doulkeridis.
The renovations in Place Fernand Cocq are part of a larger plan to make the nearby and recently-renovated Chaussée d’Ixelles pedestrian-only, with only public transport, taxis and residential vehicles allowed from 07:00 AM until 19:00.
Both the avenue and the square could eventually become permanently pedestrian-only if local authorities approve of a plan currently under study to reorganise vehicle circulation in the area.
Bruxelles: la place Fernand Cocq rouverte au trafic le 17 mai. Derniers jours de travaux pic.twitter.com/ux7UcyR5Vk
— véronique lamquin (@vlamquin) 1 de mayo de 2019
The Brussels Times