An end to the meandering through butcher’s alley. From now on, the ketschengasse can be driven out of town again – but only to casimirstrabe. The last 150 meters will probably remain a construction site until the end of the year.
There is one exception: the sambaumzug will drive from anger through the ketschendorfer strabe into the ketschengasse. From 23. July then the construction work will be resumed. After the laying of the pipes was more complicated than expected, the ceiling and paving work can only be started now, as housing architect rainer wessels explained at the press conference on wednesday. By the end of the year, the acceptance test should be completed, says ullrich pfuhlmann, technical director of wohnbau.
Susanne wittman from the public order office points out that ahorner strabe will remain a dead end until the work is completed, casimirstrabe will be passable on both sides, but turning through ketschentor will not be possible.
Wider sidewalks, the somewhat narrower two-lane paved street, a small avenue consisting of eight columnar oaks and a sophisticated lighting concept then provide an attractive welcome to the city.
A start was already made in 2017 with the illumination of the ketschentor and the villa victoria. Pfuhlmann, who showed understanding for the difficult situation of the individual handlers, then promises an appealing entree and hopes to be able to compensate somewhat for the restrictions during the construction period.
For city manager andrea kerby-schindler the closure of the ketchentor was also a psychological issue. "If the gate is closed, you can’t get into town. This train of thought created a barrier in the mind", says it. That’s why in the future, together with anette vogel from wohnbau, formerly a city manager herself, there are plans to improve communication on future construction sites, also "to take some of the drama out of it".
On the coming weekend one wanted therefore under the slogan "green weekend" spreading hope, as she says. Green light for a free ride, it promises and announces various actions by retailers. The flyers will be available tomorrow.
Window cleaners please report!
The work continues on monday, 16. July with the "window cleaning" project. City councillors, employees of the wohnbau and the city management will clean the windows of the construction site dust and swing the cleaning rag on this day. "Volunteers are still welcome", says andrea kerby-schindler with a smile.