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Schenkkade: maintenance work on bridge

Published: 30 September 2021Modified: 5 October 2021

The municipality is fixing the bridge and roadway on the Schenkkade. The bridge connects the Schenkkade to the Anna van Saksenlaan. The maintenance work is needed because the asphalt no longer forms a proper connection to the bridge. The work will take place from Monday, 18 October to Friday, 29 October 2021.

Photo: The bridge on the Schenkkade (photo: Valerie Kuypers)
Photo: The bridge on the Schenkkade (photo: Valerie Kuypers)

Project

The asphalt around the bridge has collapsed. Vehicles now drive over the steel edges of the bridge. As a result the steel edges of the bridge are now in poor condition. This is why it needs to be replaced. This is what will happen:

  • steel and concrete on the sides of the bridge will be removed
  • new steel edges will be put in place
  • the roadway next to the bridge will be paved so that the bridge and roadway are the same height

The work will be carried out between 7.00 and 17.00 hrs. from Monday to Friday. Removing the old steel and concrete could produce excessive noise. The roadway around the bridge will get new asphalt at a later moment.

Diversions

The bridge on the Schenkkade will be partially closed during the project. Through traffic will be diverted:

  • From 18 to 22 October: Traffic from the Schenkkade/Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië will drive via the left-hand lane from the bridge to the Schenkkade.
  • From 18 to 29 October: Traffic from the Schenkkade to the Anna van Saksenlaan will drive via the Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië.

    Pedestrians and cyclists

    There will also be diversions for pedestrians and cyclists. Traffic wardens will be standing at the crossings.

    Cyclists riding from the Schenkkade to the Anna van Saksenlaan will follow a detour via the Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië.

    Map of project
    Map of project

    Schedule

    Planning en fasering
    Phase Portion Time period
    1 Work on the Bezuidenhout side, in the driving direction of the Anna van Saksenlaan to Schenkkade from 18 to 22 October
    2 Work on the city centre side, in the driving direction of the Schenkkade to Anna van Saksenlaan from 25 to 29 October

    Safety

    The municipality will do everything within its power to guarantee safety during the project. Nevertheless work sites remain dangerous spots. Point this out to children and keep them away from the work site.

    More information

    Do you have questions or remarks? Then contact:

    • site supervisor Mr. Develing on telephone number (070) 353 64 34 (during office hours)
    • the municipality