Blaha Lujza tér renovations start Monday, promise disruption

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People waiting for the tram on line 4 and 6 at the stop at Blaha Lujza tér. An important tram line in the public transport network of Budapest, the renovation of the square will affect the subway and disrupt road traffic in the first phase.

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Renovation work will begin on Monday in Blaha Lujza tér in the capital, according to profitline.hu. In the first phase, the subway will be insulated, so a more severe traffic restriction at the junction is expected for 10-12 weeks. 

The renovation of the square is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, the mayor's chief of staff, Samu Balogh, said at a news conference yesterday. 

Balogh noted that, in addition to the renovation of the square, the underpass would be re-insulated from above; therefore, one traffic lane per direction will have to be closed on Rákóczi út and Nagykörút. 

On Rákóczi út, the 2x2 lane traffic for cars will be maintained, with bus traffic assisted by traffic lights and by ensuring priority. On the Nagykörút, there will be lane restrictions for the first 10-12 weeks. 

The bike lane on the affected section will disappear during the work, he added.

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