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Roadworks on east side of Brussels ring this summer

22:42 18/06/2020

Traffic delays are likely on the eastern stretch of the Brussels ring over the summer because of roadworks starting this Saturday.

Noise-reducing barriers are being installed along a 10km stretch of the motorway, on both sides, through Kraainem and Wezembeek-Oppem, at a cost of €15 million.

The first phase of the works will affect the clockwise carriageway. For the sound-absorbing panels to be placed safely, the right-hand lane will be closed, probably until the end of July.

From 3 August, the right-hand lane on the anti-clockwise side will be closed. The roadworks are expected to continue until September.

A spokesman for Flanders' Roads and Traffic Agency said: "When we last carried out maintenance work in this area, there were traffic jams around Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, especially during the evening rush.

"We expect a similar impact, now that traffic has returned to the same level as before the coronavirus crisis."

Similar works will be carried out on the E411 entry to Brussels, near Overijse, this autumn.

Written by The Bulletin

Comments

danbruylandt

So it will now take me five hours to get from Dilbeek to Leuven instead of the usual three.

Jun 19, 2020 11:45
Frank Lee

@Dan
Take comfort in the fact that, with the new sound barriers, nobody will hear you screaming in your car.

Jun 20, 2020 14:49
Anon3

Perfect timing, if the objective is to disrupt traffic as much as possible.

Jun 22, 2020 09:28