The De Dommel Water Board started elevating a number of cycle tracks in the Gestel neighbourhood yesterday. The tracks get a dual function as a quay against the Dommel water. It should prevent the water from flooding the neighbourhood when the river water rises.
Cycle tracks along the Hanevoet and Ooievaarsnest neighbourhoods will be heightened by 60 centimetres. Earlier this year, several trees along the tracks were felled in order to make room for the construction works. When the work is finished, new trees will be planted.
The Water Board stresses the fact that the current situation is not dangerous. The changes are made in order to prevent possible damage caused by flooding.