Work on Kijkduin-Houtrust route to start at end of March

Published: 23 February 2018Modified: 4 June 2018

Work will begin on the Kijkduin-Houtrust route on 26 March. This route will get a new design in the coming months. The new design is meant to give the road a more orderly structure. Cyclists and pedestrians will get more space and it will become safer to cross the street. The road will be ready for use again at the end of April 2019.

The Kijkduin-Houtrust route is a busy route between Kijkduin and Scheveningen. The route goes from the Machiel Vrijenhoeklaan by the Kijkduinsestraat, along the Sportlaan to the Segbroeklaan. Each day some 20,000 vehicles use this route. Various adaptations will be made during the project. Roundabouts will be created and an access road will be made. There will be free-standing cycle paths and better pedestrian crossings. The 2 lanes of traffic will be reduced to 1 lane in each direction. The sewer pipes are outdated at a number of spots and will be replaced. And the entire road will be repaved. In order to limit the inconvenience as much as possible, the project will be divided into 9 parts.

Traffic congestion

The work will lead to traffic disruptions. Residents in the immediate vicinity will experience road closures and higher volumes of traffic. There will be additional traffic delays in other parts of The Hague as well. Motorists should anticipate an additional travel time of 30 minutes during rush hour.


The municipality will do everything it can to ensure that the city remains accessible. Diversion routes will lead the traffic in and out of the city. The municipality will use electronic road signs which will indicate the fastest route at that moment.


The municipality will keep residents and other interested parties informed about the work, planning, diversions and current delays on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a special website.

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