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Plan to ease congestion on Tervuren part of Brussels ring

22:27 22/02/2018

The Flemish government will fund a €5 million study on how to improve traffic on the congested east side of the Brussels ring around Tervuren, Overijse and Hoeilaart.

The recommendations will focus on three busy interchanges: the junction with the N275 at Groenendaal, the Tervuren Quatre Bras and the Carrefour Léonard where the ring meets the E411.

Flemish mobility minister Ben Weyts said severe congestion had led to drivers seeking shortcuts on smaller town roads. The study is expected to take three to four years. Money will also be spent on noise insulation at Jezus-Eik.

The project is part of a series of traffic flow changes on the ring road - described as "quick wins" - which aim to ease congestion. Last autumn, changes were made to the road configuration around Strombeek-Bever, Groot-Bijgaarden and Zellik.

Peter Van Biesbroek, from the Flemish Brabant branch of employers' organisation Voka, said: "After the investments to the north of the Brussels ring, it's good that money is now being made available to the east. We hope that, in the future, enough money will be available to carry out the recommended work."

According to new figures from consultancy firm Deloitte, the average Brussels driver loses a whole working week per year in traffic jams.

"A change in behaviour among the general public is a real challenge, partly due to the policy on company cars," the international study said.

Comments

CC_R

Long overdue jesus eik in particular where two main roads meet but one is forced to travel to tervuren and then turn around if going to waterloo is just plain bonkers

Feb 23, 2018 09:14
salsadancer

It doesn’t take 5m€ to see a large cloverleaf interchange is needed at the Ring/411 junction. Ask the public works people in Ghent to re-structure the Bxl Ring. Ghent has great autoroutes and interchanges.

Feb 23, 2018 09:49
lucian_stănescu

”The study is expected to take three to four years.” ffs

Feb 23, 2018 11:42
R.Harris

Salsa dancer: There just happens to be a world heritage forest there which precludes the use of a "large cloverleaf exchange."

Feb 23, 2018 11:52
CM

More money wasted on making things easier for company car drivers. Make the lazy fatties take a bus or cycle one day a week.

Feb 23, 2018 19:40