The City Council has revealed that it intends to make Lyngbyvej, one of the city's busiest traffic arteries, flood-proof in the wake of the heavy downpours that have wreaked havoc in the capital in recent years.
In future, the excess water will be diverted through a pipeline over the road and into a planned basin located in Ryparken where the City Council plans to establish green recreational areas.
”The flooding of Lyngbyvej has had massive consequences – the water effectively halts traffic in the area,” Morten Kabell, the deputy mayor for technical and environmental issues, said in a press release.
”We need to invest heavily in climate solutions, and the pipes over Lyngbyvej should help ensure a more stable traffic development in the future, even if the heavens open up.”
Kabell did admit that the pipes wouldn't completely solve the Lyngbyvej issues, but it would function as an effective relief and is the first phase of a larger plan to minimise flooding in the area.
The 300 metres of pipeline will cost the city about 12 million kroner.
Due to Lyngbyvej's proximity to Emdrup Lake, the area is particularly susceptible to flooding.