Drive or travel much in Eaux-Vives, or along the tram 12 line? Read the information below and plan accordingly. From today (May 13) until December 15, 2019, there will be even more CEVA/tram-related pain coming to our quartier!
Did you happen to check your mail this past week, and noticed an innocuous-looking flier from the Office Cantonal du Genie Civil? For those of us traveling to the AIWC on tram 12, and/or for anyone trying to pass through Eaux-Vives on route de Chêne (for the next 7 months!) here are the highlights:
The CEVA construction site at the former Gare des Eaux-Vives has been underway for years, but is entering a new phase. Starting today, work begins on tramway 12 around this site (the forthcoming Geneva-Eaux-Vives Léman Express station).
During the first phase of the work, which will take place from May 13 to June 30, 2019, there will not be a complete closure of route de Chêne. However, local detours of road traffic will take place on the roadway and pedestrian detours will be put in place.
During the 2nd stage, which will take place from July 1 to August 25, 2019, the Route de Chêne will be completely closed to road traffic on the section between Avenue Pictet-De-Rochemont and Avenue de l’Amandolier. Tram traffic will be interrupted and a shuttle service will be set up between Plainpalais and Moillesullaz.
During the 3rd stage of the work, which will take place from August 26 to December 15, 2019, route de Chêne will be re-opened to traffic and the trams will resume their service. Local detours of road traffic will take place on the roadway and pedestrian detours will be put in place.
Long story short, your travels could be rough (particularly from July 1 – August 25) if you often drive or travel along avenue de Frontenex, route de Malagnou, avenue de l’Amandolier, and route de Chêne. Thankfully, they have scheduled the most disruptive work over the summer when traffic should be lighter.
The end result will be worth the hassle, however, when the beautiful new Geneva-Eaux-Vives Léman Express stations open in December 2019!
Also enjoy this video, shot via drone over the winter, to help appreciate the scale of the CEVA project. And it’s worth a minute of your time to check out the CEVA website, too.