Yellow bricks installed on the roads of the city centre of Groningen in the 1990s have become too slippery and need replacing.
RTV Noord reports that it will cost the municipality of Groningen nearly 8 million euros to replace six million bricks. The bricks line the Herestraat and other streets in the heart of the city. Replacement operations will begin this summer and should continue through 2022.
The current bricks have been in place for nearly three decades and some of them are wearing down, creating a slippery situation. If the bricks become too slippery before they can be replaced, they will be sanded down to make their surface rougher.
The new bricks were first tested out in 2017 on the Vismarkt, and they were used during the recent repaving of the Astraat. They will also be laid on the nearby Brugstraat and Munnekholm near De Aa-kerk.
Photo source: Gemeente Groningen