FREE MIDI INFO. The Aresquiers bridge will not close, the Maison du littoral project near Sète revised downwards

FREE MIDI INFO. The Aresquiers bridge will not close, the Maison du littoral project near Sète revised downwards

Modification prévue autour du pont des Aresquiers et de la Maison du littoral à Vic-la-Gardiole Midi Libre – VINCENT ANDORRA

Midi Libre provides a preview of the results of the consultation and decisions of the Hérault department regarding the Maison du littoral and traffic on the Aresquiers bridge.

The results of the consultation on the Maison du littoral in Vic-la-Gardiole and its corollary, namely traffic on the Aresquiers bridge, are presented this Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m. in the Vicoise village hall. However. Midi Libre is able to reveal its content to you in preview.

The project is reoriented

The summary that we can make is: behind all. In a report, dated December 13, from the president of the Department to the permanent commission of the institution, we speak, in fact, of "reorientation of the project" which, for the record, was launched at the time by Pierre Bouldoire, former mayor of Frontignan and first vice-president of the Departmental Council. According to this document, the consultation, which was held from March to June 2023, revealed that "the project site, a center of’ general public interpretation (read elsewhere, Editor’s note)received mixed support from the public, mainly local, who most often focused on the question of access, and from institutional or associative partners whose role in the project remained to be clarified.

Contradiction between preservation of the site and influx of public

On the other hand, support was "strong and general from the prism of coastal environmental issues and the interest in highlighting it& ;quot;, and at the same time the budgetary envelope – 17 M€ – was considered too high. The results of the consultation also show  "questioning which focused a lot on the support measures for the project, and in particular the regulation of access to Aresquiers (…) with a form of contradiction: regulating attendance on this sensitive site while the project would generate an additional flow of public". It had, in fact, been considered to close traffic on the Aresquiers bridge. Which caused a great outcry…