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.

View the interactive roadworks map full-screen in a new browser window

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.


Kieldrecht lock out of order for shipping

Project: Existing brigdes over Kieldrecht Lock are adapted for rail transport and two extra bridges are installed.

Timing: 18 March 2019 – 5 May 2019

The Lock will be unavailable for both maritime shipping and inland navigation.

For road traffic, the situation will depend on the works being carried out at the time.

 

Phase I (planned: 18 March untill 7 April)

kaart oosterweelverbinding - aanleg nieuwe Scheldetunnel

During phase 1 (planned from 18 March 2019 to 7 April) works are carried out to the railtracks and the  road on Ketenis Bridge and before and after the bridge.

Prosper bridge will be available for road traffic. Cyclists can use both bridges. 

Phase 1

Phase II (planned: 8 until tem 12 April):

kaart oosterweelverbinding - aanleg nieuwe Scheldetunnel

During phase 2 (planned from 8 to 12 April 2019) works are carried out on the access roads to Ketenis bridge and Prosper bridge. On 8 April, the new Arenberg bridge will be installed next to Prosper bridge and on 11 April the new St-Anna bridge will be installed next to Ketenis bridge.

Either Ketenis of Prosper bridge is available for road traffic (incl. cyclists)

No bridge is available for multi-trailer traffic. 

Phase 2

Phase III (planned: 13 April until 5 May)

kaart oosterweelverbinding - aanleg nieuwe Scheldetunnel

During phase 3 (planned from 13 April  to 5 May 2019) works are carried out to the railtracks and the  road on Posper Bridge and before and after the bridge.

Ketenis brug will be available for road traffic. Cyclists can use both bridges. 

Phase 3

To the list


Roadworks on the Scheldelaan between Lillo and Zandvliet

Project: Construction of new high-voltage wiring under the Scheldelaan (Elia Brabo-project& renovation of entire road surface on the Scheldelaan between Lillo and Zandvliet (Roads and Traffic Agency). 

Period: 1 March 2017 - spring 2019

Wharf zone: Scheldelaan heading towards the Netherlands between the North Sea Terminal and the Lillo interchange - traffic running in one direction only (towards Antwerp).

More info on the roadworks (website in Dutch)

View the diversions

To the list


Temporary delays at the Ekeren entrance to the A12 in the direction of the Netherlands at Schoonbroek-Dragonderstraat

Project: extension of the existing noise barriers along the A12 in Ekeren as far as the Transcontinental bridge.

Period: Spring 2019

 

Diversion: traffic for the Transcontinental bridge will be single-lane on the Ekeren entrance (16) to the A12 in the direction of the Netherlands.

More info about the road works (website in Dutch)

 To the list


Resurfacing of E19 between Loenhout and Brecht in direction of Netherlands

Project: renovation of road surface and replacement of safety barrier on the median strip of the E19 in the direction of the Netherlands (work carried out by Agentschap Wegen & Verkeer) over a distance of 5.5 km, from the Brecht slip road complex (exit N° 3) until just past the Loenhout complex (N° 2).

Period: 19 October – 26 November 2018

Diversion:

  • Traffic in the direction of Antwerp will still have two narrower lanes available (hard shoulder and right-hand lane).
  • Traffic in the direction of the Netherlands will have two narrower lanes available (lane through works area + borrowed lane) on weekdays during the day. Traffic will be diverted through gaps in the median strip onto the borrowed lane on the other side.

View the traffic situation 

  • During the night (2100 – 0600 hours) and at weekends traffic in the direction of the Netherlands will only have one lane available (the borrowed lane).

View the traffic situation

  • Work will be suspended on weekends during the autumn vacation (26-29/10 and 2-5/11) in order to reduce hindrance, with traffic on two lanes in both directions.
  • In the direction towards Antwerp all entrances and exits will still remain available.
  • In the direction towards the Netherlands the Brecht exit will be open at all times. The Brecht entrance and the Loenhout exit will be available during the day but will be closed at night and during weekends. However the Loenhout entrance will nearly always be open, except for one day.

Read more (website in Dutch)


Temporary delays at the Berendecht and Zandvliet locks due to replacement of the bridge locking mechanisms

Project: replacement of the locking mechanisms of the two western bridges at the Berendrecht and Zandvliet locks. This will have an impact on the traffic situation on the Scheldelaan (N101).

Periode: 1 March - 31 May 2019

Diversion: only one of the two crossings over the locks will be available, except when a vessel is passing one of the two bridges in which case the bridges at both ends of the lock will be open and traffic will have to stop.

Cars and light vans (below 3.5 tonnes): will still be able to cross over the lock gates.

Trucks (over 3.5 tonnes): temporary diversion via the A12.

Read more (website in Dutch)

To the list


Renovation works on Noordkasteel bridge

The bridge will be out of use for inland and maritime navigation and for land transport on the following weekend days from 6.00-23.00h:

  • Saturday 23 March 2019
  • Saturday 30 March 2019
  • Saturday 13 April 2019 (to be confirmed)
  • Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April (to be confirmed)
  • Saturday 18 May (to be confirmed)

To the list


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):