• Short Summary

    How to cut down the time spent on road works is accented by a method now in full use in the city of Brussels.

  • Description

    How to cut down the time spent on road works is accented by a method now in full use in the city of Brussels.

    Instead of weeks and weeks of traffic diversions and general inconvenience to everyone, only eleven days will be needed to complete the operation "tapis" - carpet - on the Brussels boulevards between the North Station and the South Station, a distance of about 4 kilometres.

    Five terms are working to replace the macadam surfacing of the central boulevards, and, even so, this is to need considerable traffic re-routing and inconvenience to shopkeepers and other citizens.

    Large mechanical ploughs are in action slashing the old surface into fragments which can then be scooped away by huge mechanical shovels.

    Common to every country, the customary crowd of "hole gazers" assembles to watch operations.

    Our cameraman was around when work was in programs on the Place de la Bourse and the boulevard towards South Station. All traffic has gone with the exception of the trams, which continue to function on their tracks.

    Re-surfacing with asphalt proceeds and well ahead of schedule the thoroughfare is opened up again to traffic between North and South stations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABA5VV53KMW9CQA9CSZ90VXK7L
    Media URN:
    VLVABA5VV53KMW9CQA9CSZ90VXK7L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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