Expansion of the Bicycle Infrastructure Begins

Feb

25

Pécs has won a 308 million HUF tender for the construction of the bicycle paths in the Western part of the city, the works will begin on 1 March. At the same time, the water network will be modernized, which will lead to traffic diversions and periodic roadblocks.

Cycling to the Moon. Photo: Szabolcs Csortos

The project will make the Western part of Pécs accessible by bike, thus allowing for increased traffic safety between the building of the Medical School and the Western part of the city, this area will become more cyclist-friendly.

The planned schedule of construction

Phase 1: Along the Szigeti road, on its Southern side, a directional pedestrian and bicycle lane will be established with the expansion of the sidewalk; while on the Northern side, a directional cycle lane will be established.

Phase 2: Directional bicycle lanes will be painted on both sides between the Szántó Kovács János street and the Magyarürögi road intersections. Because of this, the crosswalk in front of the Miroslav Krleza Croatian School will be made wider.

Cycling to the Moon. Photo: Szabolcs Csortos

Phase 3: At the Magyarürögi intersection the bicycle lane will be re-routed onto the already existing sidewalk.

Phase 4: After the Magyarürögi road, a bicycle lane will be established to the Korsó street intersection (at the IVECO retail shop), which will continue onto the three joint streets of the Patacs district: the Main street, Vöröskő street and Korsó street.

Beyond the construction of the designed bicycle infrastructure, the section of Szigeti street between the Szántó Kovács János street and Tüzér street will be repaved.

Construction

The reconstruction of the water network

Accompanying the establishment of the bicycle lanes in the Western part of the city, the modernization of the water network on the Szigeti road will begin on 1 March as well: the Tettye Forrásház Zrt. will replace the freshwater pipes under the road parallel to the city project, while keeping up continuous service.

The network will be updated in three phases at the Szigeti road’s section between Faludi Ferenc street and Tüzér street.

  1. Section between Faludi Ferenc street - Gyümölcs street (March - April)
  2. Section between Gyümölcs street - Lugos street (April - June)
  3. Section between Lugos street - Tüzér street (June - August)

The construction process of the water network’s modernization will be executed with complete roadblocks on the affected road sections.

Cycling to the Moon. Photo: Szabolcs Csortos

Local transport buses on the affected road sections (25, 26, 27, 27Y, 28, 28Y, 29) will be diverted until the construction process is completed, approximately from 1 March to the end of August.

Diverted route form Uránváros towards the city centre (25, 26, 27, 27Y, 28, 28Y, 29):

After the Uránváros bus station, buses will move along the Nendtvich Andor road - Tüzér street route then they move onto their regular route after the Egyetemváros bus stop.

Diverted route form the city centre towards Uránváros (25, 26, 27, 27Y, 28, 28Y, 29):

After the Egyetemváros bus stop, buses will be diverted onto the Tüzér street - Nendtvich Andor road - Uránváros bus station route.

Cycling to the Moon. Photo: Szabolcs Csortos

The blocked road section and its traffic order

Phase 1: Gyümölcs str., Páfrány str. – Szigeti road intersection

The Faludi street – Gyümölcs street section will be completely closed for vehicle traffic.

For the duration of the construction, Gyümölcs street will become one way from South to North.

 

For the duration of the project, we are asking for the citizens’ patience.

Local Government of Pécs