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Prinsestraat: road works

Published: 28 May 2019Modified: 9 July 2019

Until mid-July the Prinsestraat, between the Noordwal and Nobelstraat, will undergo major maintenance. The road surface is in poor condition and the connections to the sewer system are outdated.

New approach to water main

Dunea determined after the work began that it would not be possible to pull a new pipe through the existing water line. Therefore it decided to replace the water main. A new water main was put into place during Phase 1. The pipes were excavated and replaced. The rest of the work will carry on in the same way.

This means that the construction areas will be enlarged during each phase so that the work on the water pipes can take place in preparation for the rest of the work. Unfortunately the planning has been extended. The project is expected to be ready mid-July 2019.

What is going to happen?

  • A new water main will be put into place.
  • The connections of the houses to the sewer system will be replaced where needed.
  • The street will get new paving bricks.
  • The kerbs will be renewed.
  • The bricks from the parking spaces and kerbs will be reused.

Phases and planning

In order to limit any inconvenience, the work will be carried out in 4 phases. Part of the Prinsestraat will be closed. The project will start on the Noordwal side and end at the intersection with the Nobelstraat. The planning has been delayed by a month.

Prinsestraat road works: Phase 1 to 4
Prinsestraat road works: Phase 1 to 4
Fasering en planning
Phase Part of Prinsestraat Period
1 Noordwal - Korte Molenstraat mid-March to begin May
2 intersection Prinsestraat/Korte Molenstraat - Juffrouw Idastraat end of April to end of May
3 Juffrouw Idastraat - Nobelstraat begin May to end of June
4 intersection Prinsestraat/Nobelstraat mid-June to mid-July

Traffic diversions during the project

In order to carry out the work the street will be dug up in its entire width. Through traffic (motorists and cyclists) will be diverted. Vehicular traffic wanting to enter the Prinsestraat from the north side will be diverted from the Hogewal/Prinsestraat intersection via the Elandstraat and Torenstraat. Trucks will already be diverted as of the Mauritskade/Zeestraat intersection. Follow the traffic signs.

Diversions during Phase 2: until the end of May

The Prinsestraat will be closed to all traffic until the end of May from just before the intersection with the Korte Molenstraat/Molenstraat to the intersection with the Juffrouw Idastraat. The traffic barriers in the Korte Molenstraat will be removed. The Juffrouw Idastraat will be open for 1-way traffic from the Torenstraat to the Prinsestraat. Here traffic will be obliged to turn right. Only vehicles with a maximum length of 7.5 metres will be allowed to drive here.

Diversions during Phase 3: until the end of June

The Prinsestraat will be closed to all traffic until the end of June from the intersection with the Juffrouw Idastraat to the intersection with the Nobelstraat. The Prinsestraat will temporarily be a 2-way street between the Korte Molenstraat and the work site. From the Kleine Nobelstraat traffic will only be able to turn right into the Prinsestraat. Only vehicles with a maximum length of 7.5 metres will be allowed to drive here

Diversions during Phase 4: until mid- July

The intersection between the Prinsestraat and Korte Nobelstraat/Nobelstraat will be closed to all traffic until the beginning of July. The Prinsestraat will temporarily be a 2-way street between the Juffrouw Idastraat and the work site. The Juffrouw Idastraat will temporarily be a 1-way street from the Prinsestraat towards the Torenstraat. Only vehicles with a maximum length of 7.5 metres will be allowed to drive here.

    Maintenance by Dunea

    Dunea will place a new water main in the Prinsestraat. It will not be necessary to shut off the connections for this work. If it does appear to be necessary, residents will receive a letter from Dunea.

    Accessibility

    The street will be closed to through traffic during the project. Cars and cyclists can follow the diversions. Homes and businesses will remain accessible to pedestrians at all times. If needed temporary walkways will be placed on the site for pedestrians. You are not allowed to cycle on these walkways.

    Street

    Residents are asked to:

    • park their car, bicycle or other vehicle elsewhere
    • remove any planters, benches and other items from the street

    More information

    Do you have questions about the maintenance project in the Prinsestraat? Contact area manager Chris Langerak. You can send an email to info@projectloods.nl or call him on tel. 06 - 48 17 58 73.

    Prinsestraat
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