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City-bound Leopold II tunnel cut to one lane for month
The longest road tunnel in Brussels, Leopold II, will be reduced to one lane heading into the city centre for a month, starting next Monday.
During ongoing renovation works in the tunnel, which are running until 2021, Brussels Mobility discovered that a major sewer needs replacing.
The sewer evacuates rainwater from the metro tunnels around Simonis station - and its poor condition had caused flooding.
The right-hand lane of the tunnel, towards the city centre, will be closed from the Charles Quint entrance to Simonis from 17 February to 16 March.
The Koekelberg basilica entrance of the city-bound tunnel will also be shut as a result.
Once the sewer has been repaired, work can continue on repairing the tunnel's concrete walls and the application of a new protective layer.