Motorway slip road closes for a year

6th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

A viaduct has to be upgraded so as to accommodate a new rail link from Antwerp to Zaventem.

6 May 2008

BRUSSELS - The slip road that links the E19 Antwerp to Brussels motorway with the Brussels orbital motorway has been closed to allow work to commence on improvements to a viaduct.

The viaduct needs upgrading to accommodate a new rail link from Antwerp to Zaventem Airport.

Traffic heading for the capital is being diverted via a temporary slip road.

The Flemish Transport Department does not expect any additional traffic problems to be caused as a result of the diversion.

The work on the viaduct is expected to last about a year.

The rail link from Antwerp to Zaventem will come into service in 2012. Much of the new rail link is being built on the central reservation of the E19 motorway.

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