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Work starts on new traffic plan for Brussels city centre from Monday
Ahead of the new traffic plan for the Pentagon in Brussels, part of Rue Royale will be closed in both directions between Rue de la Loi and Rue de Louvain from Monday, reports Le Soir.
Only public transport, cyclists and emergency vehicles will be able to drive along the section of Rue Royale undergoing work. Automatic cameras will flash offending vehicles.
The street is undergoing redevelopment work, amid a raft of mobility measures, including one-way traffic systems, loops and filters to be carried out in the city-centre by 16 August.
Aimed at making the centre more car-free and reducing transit traffic, the City of Brussels’s project fits into the Good Move regional plan. It outlines reorganising traffic in the capital by 2030.
Planned roadworks include the widening of Place de Louvain to create a loop from Rue de l’Enseignement to Rue Croix de Fer. Motorists will be unable to drive along Rue du Congrès in both directions, which will only be accessible to public transport and priority vehicles.
Other streets and squares due for changes are Place de la Liberté, Avenue de Stalingrad, Place d’Yser, Place Sainte-Catherine, Rue de la Senne, Place de la Vieille Halle aux Blés, Rue des Foulons and Rue des Riches Claires, among others.
Photo: Place Royale © Eric Danhier/Visit.brussels