Luxembourg Government opts for second Bascharage bypass project

Luxembourg’s Government has backed a project to build a bypass around Bascharage in a bid to reduce noise and air pollution.

Secretary of State for the Environment Camille Gira announced the government would back the second option after three projects were mooted.

“We were faced with a dilemma,” he said, explaining that the air and noise pollution in town was becoming “catastrophic” yet all three alternatives would have an impact on the environment.

Option 2 involves the construction of a 4.2-kilometre bypass which, for the most part, runs parallel to the train track between Pétange and Luxembourg.

Environment Minister François Bausch explained it would be a regular, two-lane national road with a bridge by the station. Its construction was estimated between 60 and 70 million euros.