Project description

Upgrade works in Merl, on Rue des Ligures, Rue de la Barrière, Rue de Virton and Rue de St Gengoul. These works are being done in collaboration with:

  • VDL – Service Voirie (Roads Department): Redevelopment of the superstructure on these roads. Redevelopment of curbside parking. Installation of pedestrian crossings for people with reduced mobility.
  • VDL – Service Eaux (Water Department): Replacement of the principal water mains and deteriorated connections to houses.
  • VDL – Service Canalisation (Sewer Department): Installation of combined water pipelines and a wastewater collection system in the Rue de la Barrière / Rue des Ligures / Rue des Celtes sector. Reconstruction of the local sewer lines on Rue de St Gengoul and Rue de Virton. Installation of a rainwater line and wastewater line intended for special development plan zones located uphill of Rue de Merl.
  • VDL – Service Éclairage public (Public Lighting Department): Replacement of cables for public lighting systems and street lamps.
  • VDL – Service TIC (ICT Department – network and communications): Renewal and expansion of the fibre-optic network with Hotcity.
  • Creos Luxembourg SA Électricité: Replacement of the low-voltage/medium-voltage grids, replacement of a number of connections to houses and installation of a backup conduit along the entire work site. Upgrade of the existing high-voltage grid.
  • Creos S.A. Division Gaz: Replacement of the mains and a number of connections to houses. Upgrade of the existing high-pressure grid.
  • Creos Luxembourg SA Gaz: Replacement of mains and certain connections to houses. Upgrade of the existing high-pressure grid.
  • Post Luxembourg & Eltrona: Replacement of old cables with optical fibre and replacement of connections to houses.

Works schedule

Commencement of work: October 2019

Contractual deadline: 500 working days

End of work: spring 2022

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. At all times, a 3.5-metre passage will remain open to motorists and the emergency services. Rue de Virton and Rue de la Barrière are currently open to vehicular traffic. During the next phase of the works, Rue de la Barrière will be closed to all traffic.

Vehicular access to private property will be maintained as long as physically possible. A diversion route for cyclists will be put in place by the Service Circulation (Traffic Department). Pedestrian access and access for emergency services will be guaranteed throughout the duration of the works.

For businesses and deliveries:

The City of Luxembourg will try to ensure access for deliveries to local businesses throughout the duration of the works.

For public transport users:

As of October 2019, bus line 15 will be rerouted according to the progress of the roadworks.

Progress to date

Project update:

Work recommenced on 20 April 2020.

How long will the work take?

Planned completion: spring 2022

What work has already been completed?

All work on Rue St Gengoul has been completed. Work on the utility networks on Rue de la Barrière has also been finished.

What remains to be done?

The utility and road superstructure work, as well as the rebuilding of the M9 structure (bridge), are currently underway. On Rue de la Barrière, the road superstructure work is currently being carried out. The new road surface will be laid as part of the final phase of the works as soon as the weather permits.

Your home utility connections

  • As part of the construction project, 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 City representatives during this on-site inspection.

If you experience any problems with your gas, water or communications networks, please call the numbers below, which are available 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

Most recently updated works schedule

Contacts for this work site




VDL – Service Coordination des chantiers (Work-Site Coordination Department)

Romain Dias


VDL – Service Eaux

Carole Kirch


VDL – Service TIC

Luis Carvalho


VDL – Service Éclairage public

Daniel Perrard


VDL – Service Voirie

Sebastian Schinner


VDL – Service Canalisation (Sewer Department)

Katarina Pecirep


VDL – Construction mediators


Creos Luxembourg Gaz

Gary Scheid


Creos Luxembourg Électricité

Marco Ferreira


POST Télécommunication