EUR 18m to improve Flemish traffic flows
17 January 2006, BRUSSELS — The Flemish government will invest EUR 18 million in 2006 to improve traffic flow in Flanders.
17 January 2006
BRUSSELS — The Flemish government will invest EUR 18 million in 2006 to improve traffic flow in Flanders.
The announcement was made by Transport Minister Kathleen Van Brempt and Public Works Minister Kris Peeters said.
In total, some 22 bus lanes will be constructed, amounting to 25 to 30km of road surface, newspaper 'De Morgen' reported on Tuesday.
The work will also involve adjusting 130 traffic lights, 13 road junctions and road surfaces and 12 bus stops.
Most projects will take place in the province of Antwerp and Limburg, each of which will receive six extra bus lanes.
In Antwerp, three bus lanes — which were constructed during recent road maintenance works on the ring road — will be given a permanent character.
The EUR 9 million in annual Flemish government investment into the region's roads will be topped up- buy an additional EUR 9 million from the 'Impulse Fund'.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news