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14 Brussels tunnels to be partially closed this year for renovation

05:36 28/01/2022

Some 14 tunnels in Brussels will be closed at night in 2022 in order to undergo renovations, mainly related to their ceilings and the lighting. 

“The main repair work will be carried out in 14 tunnels, where the ceilings will be tackled. The start of the works is planned for 2022,” Brussels mobility minister Elke Van den Brandt said in a meeting of the mobility committee this week.

“Additionally, the preparation of the concrete works will start this year in the Louise and Stephanie tunnels.”

The heavy renovation of the Loi and Belliard tunnels was originally due to start in 2023, Bruzz reports, and the study for the renovation of the Cinquantenaire tunnel started at the end of last year. 

“Safety in the tunnels will be guaranteed,” said Van den Brandt.

Other tunnels due to be renovated this year are Rogier, the Woluwe, Bailli, Madou, Van Praet, Trône, Montgomery, Tervuren, Georges Henri, Delta, Nato and the Reyers complex on the Meiser side.

The renovation works are expected to cause traffic disruption, but most of the tunnels will only be closed at night. 

The Trône tunnel will have to be closed during the day, as well, in a later phase.

Written by Helen Lyons