Brussels: Traffic disruptions this Sunday 19 June

Brussels: Traffic disruptions this Sunday 19 June
BXL Tour race in 2021. Credit: Belga / Nicolas Maeterlinck

The Brussels Tour will kick off on Sunday 19 June, with cyclists racing through the streets of the capital. The course starts at Place des Palais, in the heart of Brussels, and finishes at the Avenue du Gros Tilleul, near the Atomium.

It also means that several areas and major roads will be temporarily closed to traffic, which could cause some disturbance on the road.

The following roads will be closed:

  • Boulevard du Centenaire between place Saint-Lambert and square de l'Atomium (upward), from Saturday 18 June at 10:00 to Sunday 19 June at 20:00
  • Place des Palais: from Saturday 18 June at 14:00 to Sunday 19 June at 14:00.
  • Rue Ducale: Sunday 19 June from 05:00.
  • Rue and tunnel Belliard,  Avenue de Tervuren, Boulevard du Souverain, Boulevard Général Jacques, Boulevard A. Reyers, Boulevard Lambermont, Avenue Van Praet, Avenue du Parc Royal, Exits from the A12 motorway towards Brussels: Sunday 19 June from 07:00 to 13:00.

The streets of the course will gradually reopen to traffic after the last cyclist has passed through. Some areas will be accessible before 13:00.

Police, public transport operator STIB and the Brussels Mobility Office have taken measures to inform the public, including the use of screens installed at the entrances to the different tunnels to notify drivers of the event.

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In addition, a map shows the route including crossing points; real-time information will be posted on the Twitter account of the Brussels police force.

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