The walking promenade along the Ketelvaart in the center of Ghent is currently being renovated. The wood is replaced and the metal gets a new coat of blue paint.
The blue walkway along the water behind the Ketelvest is owned by the Vlaamse Waterweg, which manages Ghent’s inland waterways. It has been renovated step by step since the end of this year.
Work is currently underway on the section between the old courthouse and the blue stairs at Polepelstraat. This is currently temporarily inaccessible. The next phase will be the turn of the second part, which you can still walk on.
“After Farys completed a sewerage project in the area, we were able to start replacing the jetty in December,” says Geert Weymeis of the Vlaamse Waterweg. “The planks and wooden beams underneath needed to be replaced. They are demolished and replaced with new azobé, tropical hardwood. The steel structure will be repainted and repaired where necessary.”
The works will take several months. “We hope to complete the renovation in the spring,” says Weyneis.