Closure of Herrmann-Debroux viaduct: queues form in Brussels tunnels
Monday, 09 October 2017
Brussels Transport indicated around 5.50 a.m. on Monday that queues had formed in the Léopold II, Botanique and Rogier tunnels in the direction of the Roman Catholic Basilica (the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur) in Brussels. This was owing to the closure of the Hermann-Debroux viaduct, due to stability issues. Significant traffic congestion is expected, as a result, during today.
Additional parking spaces in Wallonia, as well as increased bus services on the TEC and De Lijn bus routes, and train services run by the SNCB, are amongst a number of exceptional measures taken. These aim to channel upstream the influx of 20,000 daily commuters normally using the viaduct. It would thus manage their entrance into the main axes of the capital.
Moreover, the federal police Internet site, Inforoute, indicated that a lorry overturned on a slip-road at Cheratte in the Brussels direction. A local diversion is currently anticipated via exit 4 ‘Petit Cheratte’ on the E25/A25.