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More urban renewal projects planned in Ixelles

16:40 30/09/2019

If you live or work in Ixelles, get ready: the municipality will soon begin a €23 million urban renewal project that will see pavements, roads and squares resurfaced. The works will be carried out in three phases to limit their impact on residents.

“We are going to resurface 64 streets and pavements, as well as four public spaces,” public works city councillor Romain De Reusme told Bruzz. “Along with this, a few intersections will be made safer.”

The new pavements will come first, with works including wider pedestrian areas and tree planting. The second phase will see new asphalt surfaces on 18 streets, and the third the complete replacement of 22 streets and the renovation of four intersections and public squares: Place Marie-José, east of the lake in Bois de la Cambre; the Avenue Gen Dossin de St Georges roundabout; Place du Châtelain; and the intersections between the Ixelles ponds and the Cambre Abbey (pictured).

The priority, said De Reusme, is to improve the quality of life for cyclists and pedestrians, particularly those with limited mobility. “They will enjoy more open space, with a more optimal traffic safety plan.”

The project is in addition to the resurfacing of the Chaussée d’Ixelles currently underway. The start and finish of the three phases of the new project has not yet been announced.

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Written by Lisa Bradshaw