The Central Gate tunnel is part of a project designed to link the motorway networks of Luxembourg and France.
This new junction starts near to Esch/Raemerich on the A4 motorway on the Luxembourg side, and heads to Micheville on the French side, heralding a significant improvement for road links in the southern part of the country. This should prove highly beneficial to numerous French people living on the borders who commute to work in Luxembourg.
The tunnel, which passes underneath the industrial wasteland of Belval Ouest, has a total length of 735m. Félix Giorgetti was given the job of building the first 475m long section.
Given the tight completion deadline imposed by the launch date of the new Dexia building nearby, the work had to be carried out in complete sections (foundations, walls and slabs, using approximately 2,200m3 of concrete per week) at a rate of 25m per week.
Boulevard Micheville has been built over this tunnel on behalf of the AGORA development company. It is a wide boulevard, configured as a walkway, with greenery and wide paved sections for pedestrians and non-automotive traffic.