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.

Border control on A12

trucks to BASF and PSA (K913) can continue to use A12 exit 11 (Zandvliet)

 

To ensure a safe border control for cars going from Belgium tot he Netherlands, and to ensure a smooth border passage of cargo (“green lane”), the situation on the A12 has been changed. Cars and trucks are separated and are led to their destination via different routes. Trucks

 

All trucks have to take exit 11 (Zandvliet) on the A12. From there on they can either drive onto the A12 again in the direction of the Netherlands (“green lane”), or take the A101 in the direction of BASF and PSA Noordzeeterminal (K913). Cars

 

Exit 11 (Zandvliet) on the A12 is closed for cars. Cars in the direction of Zandvliet have to take exit 12 Berendrecht. Cars in the direction of BASF and PSA Noordzeeterminal (K913) have to take the R2 in the direction of Gent, then take exit 12 (Lillo) and Scheldelaan to their destination. Cars with destination the Netherlands, can stay on the A12 and will arrive at the border control.

 

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.

 


Noorderlaan narrowed

Project: only 2 lanes (instead of 3) will be available on Noorderlaan between the crossings with Luithagen-Haven and with Oosterweelsteenweg. For traffic in the direction of Oosterweelsteenweg, the right lane is unavailable.

 

Period: From Monday 16 March until Friday 3 April

 

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Tijsmanstunnel (R2) closed during 2 weekends

Project: Works on the joints between the tunnel elements.

 

Period: From Friday 28 February 22h00 until Monday 2 March 5h00 in the direction of Liefkenshoektunnel and from Friday 13 March 22h00 until Monday 16 March 5h00 in the direction of the A12.

 

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Repair works on R2 between Tijsmanstunnel and Beverentunnel.

Repair works on R2 between Tijsmanstunnel and Beverentunnel from Friday 14 February (21.00) untill Monday 17 February (05.00). Near the works, only one lane with reduced speed will be available in the direction of Gent. In case of heavy rain, timing may change.

 

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Drillings for utility lines at Scheldelaan - Total from 17 February (for max. 2 weeks).

Periode: max. 2 weeks

 

Diversion: For traffic from North to South, the right line is not available. A cyclist can pass the works on a separate lane.

 

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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 https://www.liefkenshoektunnel.be/nl/werken-0#jaarplanning-2020

 

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Vosseschijnstraat (1)

Period: Early 2020

 

Diversion: Works between the crossroads of Vosseschijnstraat with Boterhamvaartweg and with Groenendaallaan. One lane in each direction, a speed limit of 50 km/h.

 

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Vosseschijnstraat (2)

Period: From Monday 23 March until Friday 15 May, 2020

 

Diversion: Works are carried out in Vosseschijnstraat between the crossings with Malagastraat and with Oosterweelsteenweg. One narrowed lane in each direction is available.

 

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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

Description: Elia constructs new high voltage power lines.

Disruptions on the Noorderlaan

 

  • Noorderlaan is closed for all traffic at the junction with Blauwhoefstraat in the following weekends between Saturday 7h and Sunday 18h: 28 en 29 March. Diversion via the A12 and complex 13 (Kanaaldok B1/ B2) on the R2. Cyclists can pass the works, the bike path stays open

 

In the port itself

 

  • Kruisweg (N180) is closed completely from 24 February till 7 March and from 16 till 28 March. Through traffic is diverted via Antwerpsebaan.

  • Blauwhoefstraat can only be reached via Antwerpsebaan from 27 January till 8 May.

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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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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):