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.


Regular maintenance works in Liefkenshoektunnel.

      From this year on, a new system is used for the regular maintenance works. >


      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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Vosseschijnstraat: from 14 October


Period: Early 2020

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

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Delays possible at Berendrecht and Zandvliet Lock as of 4 November

Project: With het 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 dock side 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 A12

    • Exit 11 (Zandvliet) of the A12 is closed for traffic to Scheldelaan on following Sundays from 7.00 till 18.00h: 12 January, 26 January, 2 February and 16 February. Diversion via R2 exit 12 (Lillo).

    • Entry 13 (Stabroek) of the A12 in the direction of Antwerp and the R2 (Ghent) is closed from 7.00 till 18.00h on following days: Saturday 1 February, Sunday 2 February, Saturday 8 February, Sunday 9 February, Saturday 15 February en Sunday 16 February. Diversion via Kruisweg (N180), Noorderlaan and entry 13 (Kanaaldok B1/B2) on the R2.

    On all the days mentioned above, through traffic on the A12 will be disrupted: closed lanes, temporary blockages and diversions.

  • Disruptions on the R2

    Entries and exits 13 (Kanaaldok B1/B2) on the R2 are closed on Sunday 23 February from 7.00 till 18.00h. On the R2 itself, only one lane will be available in each direction, with temporay blockages.

  • 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 10 April.

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Other wharfs 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):