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Leopold II tunnel to shut to traffic as works resume
Ongoing works to the Leopold II tunnel in Brussels came to a halt last month due to the coronavirus measures. According to Brussels Mobility, works will resume at 22.00 this Sunday night.
To get back on schedule, crews will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To accomplish that, the tunnel will be closed to traffic. Normally during the works the tunnel is closed only at night, but the consortium in charge is taking advantage of traffic being down by 75% due to the coronavirus measures.
“When the corona measures are adjusted, this situation will be re-assessed,” said Brussels Mobility. “If needed, the work schedule will be adapted.” There will also be fewer workers in the tunnel so that they can practice social distancing.
The works to improve the infrastructure of the Leopold II tunnel started in 2018 and will continue into 2021. The tunnel is normally open to traffic except between 22.00 and 6.00 and in July and August, when it is fully closed.
Photo (c)Nicolas Maeterlinck/BELGA