The Year of Transport Development in Debrecen

Large-scale asphalting, car park construction, sidewalk renovations and bike path construction are underway across the city now and throughout 2021.

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At a press conference on Wednesday on the topic of transport development, Mayor László Papp said that HUF 680 million will be spent on large-scale asphalting in various parts of the city this year. The mayor stressed that 560 kilometers of road will be maintained by the city administration.

In a city with a dynamically growing economy, meeting the needs of transport is one of the biggest challenges, the mayor pointed out.

At the intersection of Pesti Street and Kishegyesi Street, two external traffic lanes will be renovated/upgraded, and the work will soon begin. Approximately 25 complete roads or road sections will be renewed, including the introductory section of Pesti Street, Kemény Zsigmond Street, Honti Street, Virág Street, Egymalom Street, and Napraforgó Street in Kismacs.

Regarding the parking construction, a new car park with 40 new parking spaces will be built between Tócóskert tér 1-8, while the parking lot developed as part of the Green City program will create additional 20 parking spaces.

Pavement renovations will also continue in 2021. The mayor conveyed that they were only able to renew two kilometers due to the pandemic in 2020; this year, however, they will work on another seven kilometers of sidewalks, which means an investment of HUF 250 million. The works will start this week at the intersection of Gárdonyi Géza Street in Vezér Street, but the list affected by this investment program is long, Papp said.

Road developments initiated at the initiative of the population are in progress, such works will start on 26 streets.

Regarding the construction of the bicycle path, the mayor said that the work started in April in the eastern part of the city and the construction will take place from the intersection of Hajnal utca and Vágóhíd utca to Panoráma út. The public procurement procedure for the cycle path to the Kismacs in the western part may be completed soon, so work can start there in May or June.

Renovations are also underway at the intersections. László Papp highlighted the junction of Nyíl utca – Hadházi út – Bem tér – Füredi út, where a right-turning lane will be created in all directions.

Among other things, the mayor spoke about the fact that the most significant development will be the launch of the third phase of the Western Small Circuit, where work is expected to begin in May.

Source: Municipality of Debrecen; Photo: www.facebook.com/drpappl