Claude Turmes at the official inauguration of the bridge widening on Wednesday 3 October.
The so-called “Al Bréck” (old bridge) connecting avenue de la Gare with boulevard Roosevelt is being prepared for access to city buses.
Changes to public transport in the capital city require the broadening of the Viaduc or Al Bréck so that it can accommodate city buses in the future, the government said in an announcement on 3 October.
With the tram traversing the Pont Adolphe when it connects the main station, avenue de la Liberté with the boulevard Royal and Hamilius, city buses will have to use the Viaduc.
To this end, the bridge will have to be widened by some 2.4 metres. Work started on Monday and on Wednesday secretary of state for sustainable development and infrastructure Claude Turmes was on hand to officially inaugurate the project.
The pedestrian path and cycle lane on the eastern side of the bridge will remain closed until work is completed towards the end of 2019. The footpath on the Pulvermühle side of the bridge will remain accessible throughout.