Rotterdam is never finished. Like any other big city,
there’s a lot going on. Visitors to this city on the Maas
will need to pay attention. In the coming years, the wellknown
Coolsingel and Maastunnel are being renewed
at the same time. We spoke with project manager Peter
Spakman about the vision, the economic forecast and,
of course, we also asked about the implications of
the construction for the businesses and visitors in
Rotterdam Central District (RCD).
Spakman is clear about the consequences: “The entire length of the Coolsingel
will be renewed in phases in order to redesign this congested traffic route. And
that is unfortunately not possible without people experiencing some inconvenience.”
In any case, until March 2021, the Coolsingel in the South-North direction
will be inaccessible to cars. In the other direction, so from Hofplein towards the
Erasmus Bridge, you will still be able to drive over the inner city’s boulevard.
(...) This article is published in STRICT magazine. You can read the full story online: https://rotterdam-centraldistrict.nl/strict/