Traffic jams expected around Schuman area due to European summit

Traffic jams expected around Schuman area due to European summit
Schuman roundabout. Credit: Belga

As European leaders gather on Thursday and Friday for an EU summit, the Brussels Mobility agency warns of traffic jams caused by the EU meeting.

“Avoid going to Brussels by car,” is the official advice of the Mobility Office as European heads of state attend the European Council on Rue de la Loi.

A security perimeter has been set up around the Schuman roundabout, next to the EU Commission and European Council.

Vehicles are not allowed to cross this area, except for emergency transport.

Pedestrians must have an access badge and show their identity cards in order to go through the perimeter. Parking is closed in the surrounding streets.

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In addition, the Reyers Tunnel has been closed since 05:30 this morning, which has resulted in traffic jams around Reyers.

Public transport has also been impacted by the summit, with buses that normally go through Schuman, including 12, 21, 22, 27 36 60 79, which are now diverted via Maelbeek.

A number of entrances to the Schuman metro and train stations are closed. The stations will at some points be completely inaccessible at the request of the police.

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