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Two lanes to remain closed on Rue de la Loi next week

17:38 28/08/2019

While the summer’s roadworks are coming to a close, not all will be well by next week as everyone returns from holidays and the new school year begins. The worst problems in Brussels are expected on the Rue de la Loi and in the Reyers area.

This summer, the Leopold II and Rogier tunnels were closed for works, with work also being done to the Rue de la Loi bridge over Chaussée d’Etterbeek. The Leopold II tunnel will re-open early on Monday morning, making it easier for commuters coming into Brussels, as well easing traffic along the boulevard in general.

The Rogier tunnel will also re-open in time for 2 September traffic as well but will be closed nights (from 22.00-6.00) until 6 September. The real problem next week, however, is the Rue de la Loi, where two lanes will continue to be unavailable as the works to the bridge are behind schedule. Works are expected to be complete by the end of the week.

Be aware also of delays in the Reyers area of Schaerbeek, as the repaving project extends. The intersection of Boulevard Auguste Reyers and Rue Colonel Bourg – right at the motorway interchange – will be closed from 1 to 20 September. After that opens, Avenue Léon Grosjean, which connects Colonel Bourg to Avenue des Constellations, will close for three months.

While it might seem like the worst of all times for the region to test out a new traffic pattern on the inner ring road near South Station, it should, in fact, be an improvement. Motorists in Saint-Gilles turning left from the ring road onto Boulevard Jamar will have their own lane, separating them from the traffic continuing north on the road. There is also a new lane for those turning onto Fonsny.


Written by Lisa Bradshaw