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Roadworks on east side of Brussels ring this summer
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.