Riouwstraat: paving work

The municipality is replacing the asphalt in the Riouwstraat with stone paving. During this project, the street will be completely dug up: from facade to facade. The work will start on 2 June 2020 and will take approximately a year.

What is going to happen?

  • Removing the asphalt in the street.
  • Renewing the sewer connections and water drains.
  • Paving the road, parking spaces, pavements and kerbs with new cobblestones and bricks.
  • Bringing back speed bumps.
  • Adapting the turns at the side streets with space for bicycle stands.


The work will be carried out in phases. This will cause less inconvenience in the city. The 1st phase will be carried out in 2020 between the Timorstraat and Bankaplein. The section of the Riouwstraat between the Bankaplein and Koninginnegracht will be carried out in 2021. Residents will receive a letter around 2 weeks before work starts in their part of the street.

The planned phases for the work in 2020 are:

Phase Start End
1 beginning June 2020 end June 2020 from Timorstraat, Riouwstraat 1 to 7 - 2 to 8
2 eind June 2020 end July 2020 intersection Prinsevinkenpark, Riouwstraat 9 to 25 - 10 to 20
3 end August 2020 end September 2020 Riouwstraat 25 to 43 - 22 to 38
4 end September 2020 end October 2020 intersection Prinsevinkenpark, Riouwstraat 45 to 63 - 40 to 52
5 end October 2020 end November 2020 Riouwstraat 63 to 83 - 54 to 74
6 end November 2020 end December 2020 Riouwstraat 85 to 97 - 74 to 100, intersection Borneostraat
7 beginning January 2021 end January 2021 Riouwstraat 97 to 111 - 100 to 136 to Bankaplein
De fases waarin de werkzaamheden in de Riouwstraat zijn.

The map shows the phases for the project.

The timing may change, for example if the weather is unsuitable for the work or if obstacles are found in the ground. Residents will be informed of any major changes.

For residents

De gemeente vraagt bewoners om:

  • park their car elsewhere
  • remove any obstacles such as bicycles and flower boxes
  • remove overhanging shrubs and hedges.


During the project a section of the street will be closed to through traffic. Homes and businesses will continue to be accessible to pedestrians via footway ramps. There will be diversions for cars and cyclists.

Diversion from the Timorstraat to the Riouwstraat (to the Bankaplein):

  • Phase 1 and 2: Timorstraat, Celebesstraat, Bonistraat, Riouwstraat
  • Phase 3: Riouwstraat, Prinsevinkenpark, Riouwstraat
  • Phase 4 and 5: Timorstraat, Celebesstraat, Bonistraat, Malakkastraat, Borneostraat, Riouwstraat
  • Phase 6: Timorstraat, Celebesstraat, Bonistraat, Malakkastraat, Borneostraat, Billitonstraat, Bankastraat, Riouwstraat
  • Phase 7: Riouwstraat, Borneostraat, Billitonstraat, Bankastraat, Riouwstraat

Diversion from the Bankaplein to the Riouwstraat:

  • Phase 1 and 2: Riouwstraat, Prinsevinkenpark, Kerkhoflaan, Timorstraat
  • Phase 3: Riouwstraat, Prinsevinkenpark, Riouwstraat
  • Phase 4 and 5: Riouwstraat, Borneostraat, Celebesstraat, Bonistraat, Riouwstraat
  • Phase 6 and 7: Bankastraat, Madoerastraat, Borneostraat, Celebesstraat, Bonistraat, Riouwstraat


Residents will not be able to park in the section where the work is being carried out. Residents with a disabled parking space, a parking place on their own premises or other questions about parking can call the area manager Chris Langerak, on tel. 06 - 48 17 58 73.

Emergency services

The ambulance service, fire brigade and police must also be able to access the neighbourhood during the work. If necessary, the municipality will place road plates.


The municipality is doing everything within its power to work as safely as possible. Nevertheless work sites are dangerous places. Instruct children not to play in the area.

Household waste

The underground waste containers will be sealed off during the project. The municipality will inform residents where they can take their household waste. All the rules about disposing of household waste can be found on the page Household rubbish.

Information about the project

Do you have any questions about the project? If so, contact the area manager Chris Langerak. Send an email to or call tel. 06 - 48 17 58 73.

Published: 19 May 2020Modified: 19 June 2020