From 6 am on April 11, the lower quay on the Pest side is open once again. This means the entire stretch of road between Margaret Bridge and Eötvös Square, and in both directions the Jane Haining quay between the Chain Bridge and Elizabeth Bridge is open to traffic.
The road section will be opened thanks to the completion of the replacement of one of the city’s aging drinking water mains on the affected sections of the Danube bank in Pest.
We have already completed two projects: at the end of last year we handed over the renovated section of the quay between Margaret Bridge and Kossuth Square, and now the reconstruction of one of the most important water pressure pipes in Budapest has been completed on the affected sections of the quay, making the lower quay of Pest passable again, significantly easing the traffic load in the city center,”
Mayor of Budapest Gergely Karácsony wrote in a Facebook post. In a video he posted, he also mentioned that on weekdays, traffic will be allowed on the lower quay, but on the weekends it will only be open to cyclists and pedestrians. Karácsony also said that next year, once the traffic restrictions imposed by the renovation of metro line 3 are lifted, the redevelopment of the quay will continue. The aim is to fully open sections of the quay to pedestrians and cyclists.
Featured image: Vehicles on the lower quay of Pest, in front of the Parliament building on April 11, 2022. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI