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Traffic disruption expected in Brussels during week of summits

US President Joe Biden who will be attending the NATO, EU and G7 summits in Brussels from March 24-25 (BELGA)
05:28 21/03/2022

Traffic in Brussels will be seriously affected by a number of major events this week as Nato, The EU and G7 all hold summits in the city.

Nato is organising an extraordinary summit dedicated to the war in Ukraine on Thursday, with US President Joe Biden attending. A meeting of the heads of state and government of the European Union will also be held on Thursday, in the presence of President Biden. A G7 meeting is also scheduled.

The Brussels-Capital-Ixelles police zone has announced the implementation of several security measures that will have an impact on mobility in Brussels from Wednesday to Friday.

A parking ban will be put in place within the various security perimeters during these three days. The police will remove all vehicles, including bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles and scooters. In addition, traffic closures will be put in place in and around these security perimeters. These include, among others, the surroundings of the Nato site, the American Embassy, The Hotel on Avenue Louise, as well as the European Quarter.

Around the Nato site, the A201/Avenue Léopold III will be closed all day on Thursday from 06:00 in the morning, in both directions between Ring 0 and the intersection with Avenue Bordet.

Around the US Embassy, Rue Ducale and the Boulevard du Régent side road between Rue de la Loi and Rue Lambermont will remain closed from Wednesday at noon to Friday.

For the European quarter, the usual perimeter set up during a European summit will see the area closed off on Wednesday morning.

Temporary traffic closures are also possible on certain axes, including the R0, the E40, the Reyers tunnels, Rue de la Loi, Rue Belliard, Boulevard de Waterloo, Avenue de la Toison d'Or and the inner ring.

There will be some disruption on public transport with some bus and tram lines diverted and the entrances to Schuman and Arts-Loi metro stations will be closed.

Written by Nick Amies