Residents around the Place de Paris recently opened a special Christmas Market to celebrate the arrival of new road works along the Avenue de Liberty this week.
The local residents committee approved the event weeks ago with all residents in full support of the project.
“We are so happy to have the roadworks here,” said one neighbour. “With all the traffic jams and noise it will feel like a real city.”
The market will be there until a couple of days before Christmas.
Construction workers have been instructed to dig up the same hole they have been working on for the past year to try to find a cigarette lighter believed to have been lost by one of the workers.
The lighter has been missing since Tuesday evening when the worker arrived home after work and realised it was gone.
“It couldn’t have been stolen by one of the guys,” Carlos explained. “It must have fallen into the hole when I was climbing up.”
The work is expected to take at least 1 month to complete.
Benelux News will keep you updated on the situation as it unfolds.