Start of major works in Fontvieille

Work will be undertaken, starting in the next few days, to increase the capacities of the sewage and stormwater systems in the Fontvieille district. Construction will start at the Giratoire des Papalins, to go up Avenue Albert II, then Avenue de Fontvieille.

“This restructuring of wastewater networks is now necessary in this neighbourhood with the implementation of the Pasteur operation and tomorrow that of Charles III” said Olivier Lavagna, Director of Public Works, adding: “Over the decades the urbanisation of The Principality, whether it be public housing, residential buildings, or offices, needs to adapt all the networks to the growth of these resident populations, employees or visitors.”

This work also involves the installation of a 1-metre diameter pipe designed to collect rainwater from upstream of Pasteur, Charles III and Canton. These waters rejoin at the port of Fontvieille and then are discharged at sea.

“Some of the stormy weather, and sometimes critical thunderstorms see thousands of litres of rainwater coming from the watersheds around the Principality. We have experienced heavy rain events that show the importance of having a network calibrated to respond to these changing weather conditions,” said Jean-Luc Puyo, Director of Urban Development.

The State Services in charge of this project have implemented a phasing programme in order to limit the impact on road and pedestrian traffic, especially on sports evenings at Stade Louis II.

The first work will start on Monday, April 3, at the roundabout ave. Albert II/ave. des Papalins.

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