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 bridges not available in October and November

  • 24 October from 17.00 until 21.00
  • 31 October 6.00 until 1 November 23.00
  • 14 November 8.00 until 14.00

Diversion via Vosseschijnstraat and Siberia bridge.


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Works on bridges Kieldrechtsluis in October and November

Due to maintenance works 2 of the 4 bridges wil not be available. Traffic can use the bridge alongside.
  • from 21 October 7.00 until 25 October 16.00 Ketenis and Arenberg bridges are not available
  • from 29 October 7.00 until 1 November 16.00 St-Anna and Prosper bridges are not available


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Works on rail crossing on Oosterweelsteenweg from November until 6 December

On Oosterweelsteenweg, works are carried out on the rail crossing between Scheurweg en Beliweg. From 9 November until 6 December only one lane in each direction wil be available.


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Antwerpsebaan between Kruisweg and Blauwhoefstraat

Works are carried out on a gas pipeline on Antwerpsebaan. Works run from 17 Augustus until 23 October. Antwerpsebaan will be a one-way street between the intersections with Kruisweg (N180) en Blauwhoefstraat. Traffic from west to east is allowed. Traffic in the other direction uses a deviation via Kruisweg (N180).


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Next phase of renovation Noorderlaan

Major renovation works are carried out on Noorderlaan (N180) between the intersections with Zomerweg and Rostockweg.

Period: 17 August until the end of November

Diversions: Traffic going North can continue to use Noorderlaan. Traffic going South is diverte via motorway A12. A local diversion will be signposted for cyclist and local traffic.

More info:


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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 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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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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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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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):