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Project description

The City is carrying out redevelopment works in the Gare and Hollerich districts on Rue de Hollerich between Rue Wenceslas 1er and Route d’Esch. These works are being done in cooperation with:

  • VDL – Service Voirie (Roads Department): Redevelopment of the roads and installation of guidance systems to help persons with reduced mobility.
  • VDL – Service Eaux (Water Department): Replacement of water mains on both sides. Connection of houses to the new mains.
  • VDL – Service Canalisation (Sewer Department): Replacement of wastewater and rainwater drains and of connections to houses on Rue de Hollerich.
  • VDL – Service Eclairage public (Public Lighting Department): Replacement of public lighting at pedestrian crossings.
  • VDL – Service TIC (ICT Department – network and communications): Replacement and expansion of the fibre-optic network.
  • Creos Luxembourg SA Électricité: Replacement of the electrical cables in the pavement as well as certain connections to houses. Construction of a multi-cable electrical conduit on Rue de Hollerich between Rue JB Merkels and Route d'Esch.
  • Creos Luxembourg SA Gaz: Replacement of low-pressure gas lines and connection of houses to the new lines. Replacement of the medium-pressure gas lines on the odd-numbered side of the street only.
  • Post Luxembourg: Replacement and enhancement of networks in the pavement and of the connections to houses.
  • Eltrona SA: Replacement and enhancement of networks in the pavement.

Works schedule

Commencement of work: 19 May 2018 

Planned duration: 32 months 

Planned completion: late 2020  

Traffic information

What is the current traffic situation?

For vehicular traffic:

The affected sections will be closed off to traffic, one by one, as the project progresses. However, two 6.5-metre wide passages for cars will be guaranteed for traffic in both directions at all times. The bus lane has been eliminated on the odd-numbered side of Rue de Hollerich, and traffic is now two-way.

Vehicular access to private property will be maintained as long as physically possible. Pedestrian access and access for emergency services will be guaranteed throughout the duration of the works.

For businesses and deliveries:

The City will try to ensure access for deliveries to local businesses throughout the duration of the works. However, during some phases of construction, it will be difficult to manoeuvre large delivery trucks through the two vehicle passages. Before making deliveries, please contact the work site manager to ensure that you can make your deliveries safely.

For public transport users:

Due to the removal of the bus lane on the lower section of Rue Hollerich, delays may be experienced on AVL lines 1, 4, 27, and CN 1, as well as on RGTR bus lines.

As construction progresses, the traffic constrictions will change.

Progress to date

Project update:

Below is all the information on the new schedule for the sewer, water, gas, dry utility network and paving work executed by the contractor (Perrard) on Route d'Hollerich between Place JB Merkels and Route d'Esch.

How long will the work take?

Planned completion: end of 2020

What work has already been completed?

The first phase of the work on the first section on Rue de Hollerich between Rue JB Merkels and Rue Wenceslas I has been completed. The second phase is in the finishing stages.

What remains to be done?

For the section between Route d'Esch and Place JB Merkels, the contractor (Perrard) is now doing preparatory work to install a temporary traffic lane. In the section between Rue de la Fonderie and Route d'Esch, the contractor (Karp Kneip) is completing the work on the sewers, the dry utility networks and the kerb, and will then start the work on the third section.

First section, Rue de Hollerich between Rue JB Merkels and Rue Wenceslas 1er

In this section, work will be carried out in several phases, beginning in May 2018 and ending in December 2020.   

In the initial phases, construction will be limited to the even-numbered side of the street. The contractor will work on the sewer network first, and then carry out the construction of gas and water mains, as well as connections to houses. Then, the dry utility networks and their connections under the pavement will be replaced. After this, the even-numbered side of the street will be repaved, and work on this side will be complete. The contractor will then do the odd-numbered side of the street, beginning with the work on the water and gas mains, and then finishing with the dry utility networks before paving.   

Second section, Rue de Hollerich between Rue JB Merkels and Place Pierre et Paul

In this section, work will be done in several phases, beginning in October 2018 and ending in July 2020. 

During Phase A, work will be carried out on the intersection of Rue JB Merkels and Rue de Hollerich. Next, the work on the sewer network will be done in the middle of Rue Hollerich, between Rue JB Berkels and Place Pierre et Paul. The contractor will then continue in front of the church on the even-numbered side, with the installation of Creos Électricité's multi-cable electrical conduit, the water and gas mains, as well as the dry utility networks. After these have been installed, this section will be repaved. The last phases of the project will involve installing the dry utility networks on the odd-numbered side of the street and repaving this section.

Your home utility connections

  • As part of the construction project, Luxembourg City representatives and private contractors will visit residents' homes to assess the condition of their existing connections.
  • If you wish to have your existing connections replaced, please inform the Luxembourg City representatives during this on-site inspection.

If you have any problems with your gas, water, or communications networks, please contact the departments below, which are open 24/7:

  • Service Eaux – Tel: 4796-2883
  • Creos Électricité – Tel: 8002-9900
  • Creos Gaz – Tel: 8007-3001
  • Post Luxembourg – Tel: 8002-8004
  • Eltrona – Tel: 499 466 888

Stay informed

To make life easier for residents while these works are being carried out, the City has implemented a series of measures, including the option to participate in site meetings. Residents affected by the works may participate in these meetings to obtain additional information about the project's progress and present any complaints they may have.

Weekly site meetings

Every Tuesday at 9:30 and every Thursday at 13:30, on site.

Contacts for this work site


VDL – Service Coordination des chantiers

Romain Breuer


VDL – Service Eaux

Carole Kirch


VDL – Service TIC

Luis Carvalho


VDL – Service Circulation

Josh Den Hollander


VDL – Service Eclairage public

Daniel Perrard


VDL – Service Voirie

Bob Bremer


VDL – Service Canalisation

Katarina Pecirep


VDL – Construction mediators


Creos Luxembourg Gaz:

Gilles Garganese


Creos Luxembourg Électricité:

Claude Almeida


POST Télécommunication:

Bureau Technique (Technical Office)


the department

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