The Municipality of Nicosia announces that on Monday, January 11, 2021, the upgrade works of Rigainis Street began. The road is closed to wheeled vehicles and traffic regulations have been made. The intention of the Municipality is to make full use of the lockdown period, for the least possible inconvenience to shopkeepers and citizens.
The overall project concerns Rigainis and Vassilios Voulgaroktonou streets. The main goal, especially for Rigainis Street, is to increase traffic and the comfortable and safe movement of visitors to the shops on the street.
The works of the project include:
Reconstruction of the road with one traffic lane, with parking spaces only for catering vehicles. Creation of new, wider sidewalks which will be level with the road. Installation of an underground fiber optic network of the Municipality of Nicosia (NFN) to support “smart city” systems, such as intelligent vehicle parking management system, environmental data collection, Wi-Fi installation, etc. Upgrading of the rainwater collection network.
After the completion of the above works, the Municipality will proceed with the announcement of the offer for the second phase of the project that concerns the restoration / landscaping of the facades of the buildings on Rigainis and Vassilios Voulgaroktonou streets. New urban lighting will be installed at the same time, while flowerbeds with trees and ornamental plants will be placed along the streets.
The Municipality of Nicosia looks forward to the understanding and cooperation of the affected citizens. At the same time, it urges drivers to follow the path suggested by the on-site vertical signposts.