The Flemish government has warned of problems on the roads around Antwerp from next month, as works on the Oosterweel connection on the Antwerp Ring start for real. Until now, preparatory works have been taking place, but major works will start on the E17 in may, and on the E34 later in August. Those works promise to make themselves “seen and felt,” said the region’s mobility minister Ben Weyts.
The first major works will be the preparation of the land at the side of the northern carriageway of the E17 for the placement of noise screens eight metres high. Existing works on the south side will continue, while the central reservation will see the installation of new lighting and technical equipment. The works on the E17 are expected to last until mid-2020.