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.



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 March 2021. Maximum speed is reduced to 50 km/h.
  • From 21 until 31 October works are carried out on the crossroads near Covestro. One lane in each direction is vailable.

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Works on Steenlandlaan from 25 January until 5 March


Project: road works on Steenlandlaan on both side of access road to ADPO


Period: from 25 January until 5 March, in 5 phases


Situation: Alternating traffic regulated by temporary traffic lights. Through traffic on Steenlandlaan is advised to avoid the works and use the R2 motorway between Waaslandhaven-Noord (complex 11) and Waaslandhaven-Zuid (complex 10). 

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Regular maintenance works in Liefkenshoektunnel.


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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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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Works on Siberiastraat 

Project: Aquafin builds a water lift station.


Period: until February 2021


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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New situation on Scheldelaan (N101) in approach of Boudewijn and Van Cauwelaert Lock form 13 January until 28 February

Project:Better traffic flow on Scheldelaan (N101) direction North


Period: 4 January – 28 February


New situation:From the bend at Fort St-Filips, the road is split into two completely seperated lanes. Dynamic road signs will ensure unhindered passage of cars to either Meestoof Bridge or the lock door of Boudewijn Lock. When Meestoof Bridge is up to allow vessels in or out of the lock, trucks will have to wait in the right lane on Scheldelaan. This change is expected to reduce the queue of waiting vehicles.

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Oosterweel works: planned traffic disruptions 2021

  • E34: 13-14/2, 27-28/3, 8-9/5, 31/7-1/8
  • R1: a number of weekend in March and April, 31/7-1/8
  • E17: 15-16/5, 16-17/10


These dates are subject to changes. The latest information will be communicated in newsletters and on the website and social media of Oosterweelverbinding.

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Access to Border Inspection Post on Left Bank (GIP LO): works as of 25/1

Project:repairs to Sint-Antoniusweg in front of the access roads to GIP LO and Van Moer.


Period: Week of 25/1: construction of temporary access road


Week of 25/1: construction of temporary access road


Week of 1/2: road works on the right lane of Sint-Antoniusweg. Alternating traffic regulated by traffic lights. Acces to GIP LO and Van Moer via temporary road.


Week of 8/2: resurfacing (exact day dependent on weather conditions) and subsequently re-opening of normal access roads. Removal of temporary access road.

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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.

View 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):