Testimonio II Project – Launch of Preparatory Work
Work on the "Testimonio II" real estate project will commence with preparatory work, including construction work to enable the Boulevard du Larvotto to be diverted in front of the area of the future project, via the implementation of a temporary bridge over the Avenue Princess Grace.
Piling work for the building and its structure make it necessary to implement temporary one-way traffic in the Avenue Princesse Grace in the outgoing direction from Monaco towards the "Monte-Carlo Beach," between the "Roccabella" building and the roundabout situated in front of the "Monte-Carlo Bay" establishment.
Road users returning to the Principality will therefore not be able to use this section of road and should travel via the Boulevard du Larvotto or the Boulevard d’Italie. The "Meridien Beach Plaza" hotel, the "Roccabella" and the "Sporting d’Eté" will only be accessible from the outgoing direction of the Principality.
Access to and from the garages of the "Meridien Beach Plaza," the "Rocabella" and the "Sporting d’Eté" will remain open throughout the duration of the construction work.
Moreover, the creation of the temporary bridge will necessitate the temporary removal of three bus stops: the "Larvotto" terminus and the "Sea Club" stops on the outward and return journeys. The "Plages" bus stop will become the new temporary terminus for the Monegasque Bus Company's routes 5 and 6.
The itineraries of the intercity buses (route 110, Airport), which currently serve the "Meridien Beach Plaza" and "Monte-Carlo Bay" hotels, will be as follows:
- direction of Nice Airport – Monaco – Menton: route unchanged
- direction of Nice Airport – Monaco – Nice Airport: U-turn at the new "Plages" terminus
- direction of Menton – Monaco – Nice Airport: modified route in the direction of the Boulevard d'Italie from the Saint Roman junction.
Furthermore, the existing taxi stand by the two above-mentioned hotels will be moved to an area near the "Bahia" building.
Implementation of this one-way system will begin on Monday 24 October 2016 for a duration of approximately 7 months.
As a reminder, the Testimonio II project will provide:
- 150 State housing units
- an international school for 700 pupils
- a 50-place crèche
- a new public landscaped area to replace the existing
- a public car park with approximately 700 spaces.
In addition, the project will include a private housing programme.