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Fear of traffic jams due to emergency works on the Antwerp circuit this weekend: "Don't be surprised, avoid that environment!"  |  the interior

Fear of traffic jams due to emergency works on the Antwerp circuit this weekend: “Don’t be surprised, avoid that environment!” | the interior

Traffic will have to use one lane instead of four lanes between Deurne and Merksem throughout the weekend. “We expect this to lead to traffic jams from 7am on Saturday morning,” says Peter Bruyninckx of the Traffic Centre.

Read more below the video: At the Antwerp circuit, on December 15, at the height of the Sportpaleis, only one lane in the direction of Holland was opened as a result of emergency repairs.

Wednesday afternoon care Similar case, which only lasted an hour, even before a traffic jam in front of the Kennedytunnel Tunnel and this weekend doesn’t promise much of an improvement. “There’s less traffic than on weekdays, but it’s always crowded here,” Bruyninckx says. “On a normal business day we’re talking about 85,000 cars, on Saturday 76000 and on Sunday it’s still 68000. So we expect serious disruption this weekend with high wait times.”

The Liefkenshoek Tunnel will be made free as soon as necessary, so the R2 through the port area will become the most important alternative to traffic from Waasland to the Netherlands. In general, the traffic center’s advice is: Try to avoid the area. “Prepare yourself and follow the situation carefully via our website,” he still seemed.

In the direction of Ghent / Brussels, all lanes will remain open and no disturbances are expected.

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