An artists' impression shows the Pétrusse after the planned renaturing
Photo: Ville de Luxembourg
Luxembourg City is to renature the Pétrusse valley. Situated in the centre of the capital, the artificial concrete bed of the stream extending from Hollerich to Grund will be replaced by a greener alternative.
The council approved the plan on Monday 8 July. Illustrations released by the city of Luxembourg show a greener scenery than the Luxembourgers are used to seeing. No more concrete to support the Pétrusse stream and instead letting the water run freely alongside grass and plants.
The work will be divided in two sections. The first one will start by the end of this year and will cover the area from St. Ulric Street to the Bourbon sluice. This work should be finished before the LUGA horticultural exhibition, in 2023. Then, the second section from the Bourbon sluice to the rue d’Anvers will start the following year.
This project further includes building benches alongside the stream, renovating the existing mini-golf course, adding new playgrounds near the existing skate park, and also constructing 6 new bridges to replace the existing crossings.
Overall, the bill for reworking 86,000 square metres of the Pétrusse valley should reach the amount of €40 million.