Roadworks in the port

The port's accessibility is important to companies, customers and employees. To optimise this accessibility, roadworks are planned over the coming months in and around the port area which may cause some disruption in the short term. Here we present a list of the main projects, to help you reduce the impact on goods transport and commuter traffic.

List of roadworks in the port area


Attention! the websites containing more info on the roadworks are referred to in the links below yet are only available in Dutch.


Noordkasteel bridge out of order

Project: Urgent repairs. No road traffic (except cyclists) will be possible on the bridge


Period: from 25 April until 15 May

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Traffic disruption on the Scheldelaan

In the direction of Antwerp, the right lane in the bend at Fort St-Filips is reserved for traffic to and from the construction site until the end of September. Maximum speed is reduced to 50 km/h.

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Road works on E17

Project: Complete renewal of foundations and road surface on the E17 in the direction of Antwerpen between exits 16 (Kruibeke) and 17 (Zwijndrecht). Traffic in both directions on the road in the direction of Gent. Two narrowed lanes in each direction are available.


Period: from may 25th until july 31st

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Regular maintenance works in Liefkenshoektunnel.

Project: From this year on, a new system is used for regular maintenance works.


Diversion: When maintenance works are carried out, no traffic in the direction of Ghent will be allowed on Thursday night (21.00-05.00), while on Friday night no traffic will be allowed in the direction of the Netherlands.


Period: All dates for 2020 can be found on the Liefkenshoektunnel website

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Delays possible at Berendrecht and Zandvliet Lock as of 4 November

Project: With Lillo bridge out of order, more cargo trains will cross Berendrecht en Zandvliet lock. This means that other road traffic may face longer waiting times when using the bridges of this lock complex as of 4 November, 10 AM.


Period: As of 4 November


Diversion: Delays can be avoided by using the right motorway entry/exit. For destinations north of the locks, use exit 11 Zandvliet on the A12 and for destinations south of the locks, use exit 12 Lillo on the R2.

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Boudewijn bridge unavailable for a long time

Project: The bridge is unavailable for safety reasons. It will be replaced with a new bridge in 2020. Boudewijn bridge is the bridge on the dock-side of Boudewijn lock.


Period: until the end of 2020


Diversion: Trucks are advised to avoid the lock complex Boudewijn-Van Cauwelaert. Destinations on Scheldelaan North of the complex can be reached via A12 en R2, exit 16 Lillo; destinations South of the complex via A12, exit 16 Ekeren and Oosterweelsteenweg.

Cars (max. height 2.70m) kan pass over the lock doors in case the Meestoof bridge is open for ships.

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Berendrecht bridge unavailable

Project: Berendrecht bridge is out of order due to an incident. This is the bridge on the dockside of Berendrecht Lock.


Period: As of 18 December


Diversion: Trucks are advised to avoid the lock complex Berendrecht-Zandvliet. Destinations North of this complex can be reached via A12 (exit 11 Zandvliet), destinations on Scheldelaan South of the complex via A12 (exit 12 Lillo).

Cars (< 3.5 tonnes) can pass over the lock doors in case Oudendijk bridge is open for ships.

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Traffic disruptions by works on high voltage network as of 12 January

Project: Elia constructs new high voltage power lines.


In the port itself


  • From 25 May until 4 July Kruisweg (N180) is not availble for traffic travelling North. Diversion via Antwerpsebaan.
  • Blauwhoefstraat can only be reached via Antwerpsebaan until 12 June.
  • On 16, 23 and 31 May Noorderlaan will be completely closed at the intersection with Blauwhoefstraat. Traffic is diverted via A12.

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Works on Siberiastraat as of 27 February

Project: Aquafin builds a water lift station.


Period: 6 months


Diversion: Only 1 lane in each direction is available between Siberia Bridge and the junction to Lefebvrebrug (Royers Lock). Cyclist can pass the works on a separate lane.

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Works on bridges during weekends

  • Project: Noordkasteel bridges not available on 30,31 May and 1 June. Diversion via Oosterweel or Wilmarsdok bridges.

    Period: on 30,31 May and 1 June.


  • Project: Siberia bridge is closed for all traffic on 13 June from 8.00 – 16.00h. Diversion via Noorderlaan and Oosterweelsteenweg.

    Period: on 13 June from 8.00 – 16.00h

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Oosterweel bridge not available from 1 until 5 June

Project: Oosterweel bridge is closed for works from 1 until 5 June. Diversion via Wilmarsdonk bridge.


Period: from 1 until 5 June

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New situation at Berendrecht Lock from 3 June

Project: Berendrecht bridge is out of order. When Oudendijk Bridge is vertical to allow ships to pass, vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes can use the lock door to cross the lock.


Heavy vehicles have to wait until Oudendijk bridge is horizontal again. As of 3 June, measures will be in place tot prevent queuing trucks on Scheldelaan (South of Berendrecht lock) from blocking the road for vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes on their way to the lock door and for traffic destined for the containerterminal of PSA K869.


Through traffic of trucks takes the left lane, traffic to PSA K869 takes the right lane. Traffic up to 3.5 tonnes takes the left lane (through traffic) when Oudendijk bridge is available, or takes the right lane to the lock door when the bridge is not available. Routes are signposted.


Period: from 3 June

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Other wharves in Antwerp

Some major roadworks are also planned in the city of Antwerp and on the access roads to the port.

Download the map of the Antwerp city wharfs


Up-to-date info (via tweets) about roadworks, temporary traffic disruption and traffic information for Antwerp and the port (source: Twitter):