Redevelopment works at the Rue Sainte-Catherine

The project involves the redevelopment of the Rue Sainte-Catherine as far as the Rue de Flandres and the Rue Melsens. With these works, the City of Brussels wants to completely redevelop the street into a pedestrian zone and make it as green as possible. The works started on 6 February 2023 and are divided into several phases.

Most of the Rue Sainte-Catherine has been completed.

The paving of phase 7a (near the Noordzee, see plan) will be completed on 30 August and traffic will reopen on 4 September.

Works on the junction between the Rue Sainte-Catherine and Rue des Poissonniers will start on 4 September and will be completed by 20 September. During this period, a bollard will be installed.

Works on the passageway between the Place Sainte-Catherine and Place du Vieux Marché aux Grains are scheduled to run from 18 September to 13 October.

The entire redevelopment of the Rue Sainte-Catherine is scheduled for completion at the end of November, when the junction with the Rue Melsens will be completed.

Schedule of the Sainte-Catherine works (PDF, 403.06 KB)


The City is doing its utmost to guarantee the passage of pedestrians, cyclists, people with reduced mobility and access to shops during the works.

For deliveries, please use either the Rue Melsens (from Rue de la Vierge Noire) and Place Sainte-Catherine, or Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains.

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​​Rue Sainte-Catherine yard zone

Created on 02/02/2023 (modified on 30/08/2023)


Redevelopment works at the Rue Sainte-Catherine
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