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GA English on Sunday : News in Brief from Bonn and the region

GA English on Sunday : News in Brief from Bonn and the region

Waste disposal facilities reopening, latest developments in Urban Soul project, flea markets remain banned, and Rheindorfstraße closed to traffic in Beuel - here is our news in brief on Sunday.

Reopening of waste disposal facilities and recycling centres

BONN. Recycling centres in Bonn will reopen on Monday 20th April. However, only a small number of people will be allowed onto the site at any one time, which means that waiting times are to be expected. The opening hours of both centres in the Weststadt and in Bad Godesberg will be temporarily extended: From Monday to Friday they will be open from 8 am to 7 pm, and on Saturdays from 8 am to 3pm. Bonnorange requests that visitors to the recycling centres wear protective masks covering mouth and nose. Those who do not urgently need to dispose of their waste are asked to wait until the situation has eased.

The Rhein-Sieg-Abfallgesellschaft (RSAG) had already announced this week that it would be relaxing the restrictions on waste disposal, allowing registration of bulk waste (Sperrmüll), among other things. In addition, RSAG waste disposal facilities are to reopen on Monday.

(Original text: Denis Scherer)

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Latest developments in Urban Soul Project

BONN. The new multi-storey car park at the main railway station is due to open in May. The works have gone according to plan despite the corona crisis, the investor of the Urban Soul project announced on Friday. 258 parking spaces are to be provided at Rabinstraße.

At the turn of the month, the first tenants will also be moving into the adjacent office building named “City Office”. On the north side, façade works on the new hotel should be completed by the end of April. According to project manager Bastian Julius, the construction of the outdoor installations on Poststrasse has begun. From May, work will continue on the Piazza and Maximilianstrasse.

On 27th April the Urban Soul project will be dealt with by the council's Audit Committee. The special meeting will address the residual costs charged by the investor to the city for preparing the land for construction. Bonn has already accepted just under eight million, but the amount could be considerably more.

(Original text: Andreas Baumann)

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Flea markets remain banned

BONN/RHEINBACH. Federal and state governments agreed on Wednesday to implement the first easing of restrictions on public life. From Monday, for example, shops with a maximum sales area of 800 square metres can reopen provided they have a concept for hygiene in place. Bookstores, furniture stores, specialist stores for baby items, car dealerships and bicycle shops may also open if they exceed 800 square meters.

Those looking forward to strolling around a flea market in the spring sunshine will need to remain patient. Under the new NRW state regulation, flea markets are "special markets" and therefore prohibited, initially until 3rd May. In response to GA inquiry, the city of Bonn advised that flea markets have so far been classified by the city as a major event and would thus be banned until 31st August. On Friday, the city was not yet able to confirm whether the new NRW state regulation would change these rules, or whether there could be any exceptions.

Rheinbach municipality announced on Friday that all flea markets scheduled for May and June at the Rheinbach Freizeitpark have been cancelled.

(Original text: Leandra Kubiak)

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Rheindorferstraße closed until December

BONN-BEUEL. Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB) has announced that from this Monday until 18th December, Rheindorfer Straße in Beuel will be completely closed to through traffic due to pipeline work and a subsequent road extension between Combahnstraße and An der Wolfsburg Straße.

The road closure will not only affect local residents, but also the bus lines 540 and 640, which will have to be rerouted. The city of Bonn will signpost the diversion which will go via Jahnstraße, Rheindorfer Straße, Sankt Augustiner Straße and Niederkasseler Straße.

Passengers of the affected bus lines travelling towards Sankt Augustin and Siegburg should use the bus stop "Konrad-Adenauer-Platz". The buses take a detour from here to the stop "Schwarzrheindorf Kirche", where they then continue on the normal route. Passengers travelling towards Bonn should use the bus stop "Schwarzrheindorf Kirche". From there, the buses stop at "Konrad-Adenauer-Platz" and then continue on the regular route. SWB also announced that the stops "Schwarzrheindorf Schule" and "An der Wolfsburg" will be closed. Passengers should instead use the replacement stop on Clemensstraße.

(Original text: Maximilian Mühlens)

(Translations: Caroline Kusch)